Music and medicine: JCU student launches his first EP

@JCU Music and medicine: JCU student launches his first EP

Music and medicine: JCU student launches his first EP

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JCU student and singer-songwriter Kanishk Chaudhary (pictured) launched his first EP In the Water in Cairns last Friday at Lilo Wet Bar.

Kanishk is in the fifth year of his medical degree – he moved to Townsville from Melbourne to study medicine, and has been based at the JCU Cairns Clinical School since last year.

“I was writing songs in my early uni years in Townsville, but I didn’t play live gigs until I moved to Cairns,” he said.  

“This was my first time in a professional studio, so it was great to have the support of excellent local musicians like Maru Nitor-Zammataro and Simon McMenamin.

“I also learnt a lot from my producer Mark Myers, who has worked with The Middle East and Emma Louise, and from another local singer-songwriter Leanne Tennant.

“It’s a really supportive music scene here. I didn’t know anything about recording, production and post-production, or how to distribute and promote my music, but at every stage I’ve found local musicians who were ready to share their experience.”

What does Kanishk’s music sound like? Think warm fingerstyle guitar combined with stripped back sombre vocals, similar to the tones of Ben Howard, Jose Gonzalez and Matt Corby.  

Kanishk – In The Water is available on iTunes.

You can also connect on Facebook at www.facebook.com/kanishkmusic