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Kate Schroder: Profile + Interview

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Kate Schroder: Interview
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The first words that comes to your mind when you hear Inspiration, Passion, and Strength

Inspiration: feelings
Passion: fire
Strength: muscles

Who are you? (Answer how you interpret this question)

I’m a person who loves to create music and other stuff, and have fun all the time

Why do you do what you do?

You could say it’s a calling

When did you know this is what you wanted to do, and what events led you to choose it?

I always wanted to be a singer. I loved music and performing and was constantly involved in both in some way. Since I was very young I was in piano lessons, dance classes, choir etc and lived for the recitals and competitions. I’m not sure what led me to it other than pure exposure – my grandma was always playing piano and music is definitely valued in my family.
As for acting, I always thought it was fun and went to drama camps as a kid. But only recently did I realize that I wanted to legitimately pursue it. The expression is different from music but it stems from the same place. Having a love of creating, learning, expressing, and

performing (aka attention) brought me to both music and acting.

Toughest thing you had to overcome to do what you do? And what/who helped you?

Self –doubt. It’s a stubborn thing and I shouldn’t say I’ve overcome it. But I have in the sense that I haven’t let it stop me.

 

Has anyone/anything ever inspired you to become who you are (to follow your dreams)? Have you ever inspired anyone directly?

Soooooo many people, all the time. All the artists I’ve ever admired, my whole family, friends, teachers. The hometown success stories are also cool, like Alanis Morissette was a big one for me. She was a girl from Ottawa who sang and wrote music, and look what she;s accomplished (plus I just love her).

I’m sure I’ve inspired some people directly. We’re impressionable creatures and I want to inspire as much as possible.

 

One mistake that you made in your journey? How have you learnt from them?

Being worried about what people are thinking about me while performing. I’ve done that a lot but am finally starting to learn from it. It’s so much more fun and honest when I just cut that out.

 

Upcoming projects? Plans/goal? (about anything, if you have any)

I’ve recently started producing my own music, so my next project is a self-produced EP. Very excited about that. And my second music video is currently being edited.
I’m also totally rebuilding my live show. I’ve changed my setup (new gear) and am changing my set-list a lot. I’m hoping that by late Spring it’ll be up and running again and I’ll hopefully do a bit of touring in the Summer.

 

What advice would you give to other people? (Just about life in general - It could be about anything)

“Life’s a party rock your body” – Marcel the Shell

Say anything you want, about anything (Last words)

It’s all about the love, man            

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Kate Schroder: Profile
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Full name

Kate Schroder

Age

25

Place of Birth? (city, country)

Ottawa, Canada

Where you live now? (city, country)

Ottawa/Toronto

Origins (where parents are from)? (city, country)

Both Canadian – my mom grew up near Toronto and my dad grew up near London

First Language?

English

What do you do? (Profession/Occupation)

Singer/songwriter/actress and recently producer

How long have you been doing it?

I’ve been singing and playing piano forever, songwriting for 10 years, and acting for about 2 years

Fav Song

Love Dog by TV On The Radio and Want You In My Soul by Lovebirds

Fav Musician/Vocal artist/Rapper/Singer

Jesse F Keeler, SZA, Childish Gambino, Amy Winehouse

Fav Movie

I’ve never been able to pick a favourite movie, but I saw ‘Wild’ recently and I really loved it.

Fav Actor/Actress

Jennifer Lawrence and Steve Carell

Fav Clothing brand

Don’t really have one. Whatever I think looks sweet and seems like a bargain.

Fav Visual artist/Photographer/Filmaker/Dancer/Choreographer

Can’t think of a favorite photographer or choreographer. But for visual artist I love Leif Podhajsky, filmmaker is probably David Fincher, and Maddie Ziegler is my fav dancer.

Fav Sport to watch

Hockey – I’m a big Sens fan

Fav Sport to play

Basketball and ping pong.

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