Monday, 20 February 2017

Vivek Shraya


I first found out all about Vivek through my love of Tegan and Sara. I lvoed the song she did with Tegan called the lphabet and then I heard Your name with Sara. She also featured in the Tegan and Sara get a long DVD and I have been hooked ever since.

I am useless at reading so I am still trying to get around the books but her music in itself is just one huge reason to love her. Vivek is also in the band Too Attached (who I adore)  who have toured alongside Tegan and Sara.

I was lucky enough to get to ask Vivek a few questions so here we go.


So Vivek tell us a bit about yourself?

I am a Toronto-based artist and writer.

What first got you into writing? 

I turned to writing when I was struggling with my music career and its stagnation.

What has been your favourite thing to write so far?


My favourite book I have written is She of the Mountains. It's a love story, or rather, many love stories. 


What sort of things do you find most inspiring to write either books or songs about?


Right now, I am most excited about tying art to politics, whether it’s writing about racism or singing about gender. 


What was it like to play shows with Tegan and Sara?


The Love You to Death tour with my brother Shamik (as our band, Too Attached) was a dream come true. Many dreams come true! I never imagined I would have the opportunity to play such spacious and historic venues. 


Bonus: getting see Tegan and Sara play every night from side stage.

You have done songs with both Tegan and Sara who is the easiest to work with / most fun to work with?


Haha this is a trick question! Both are fun and easy to work with. Tegan was a great experience because we had just met and become friends. She sent me a CD (remember those?) with her vocals on it for The Alphabet, and I remember feeling so in awe of what she had come up with. Sara and I worked on Your Name in person, which was nerve-wracking because I felt so shy and insecure, but she was so patient and generous. 


So seen as this is a beauty and fashion blog what's are your top 3 beauty / skincare products?

Kiehls - Ultimate Strength Hand Salve
Kevin Murphy - YOUNG.AGAIN.MASQUE
CLINIQUE - Acne Solutions Clinical Clearing Gel



What are 3 clothing items or accessories you can't live without?

bindis, denim jackets, black leggings. 

Do you have a particular skin care regime, if so what type of products do you use?


I have been using the Clinique 3-step since my twenties. 

Any chance you may tour in the UK sometime? I would love to see you live.

I would love to come to the UK and Europe! Hopefully in 2017.

So there you have it we may even see Vivek in the UK very soon.

Hope you liked this post and I will see you all soon.

TNG



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