MUSIC means the world to singer/songwriter Nikkita Alexander.
The 17-year-old makes the most of every moment she can to hone her craft and carve out her niche in the music scene.
Nikkita, known on stage as Kita, released her six-song debut EP, Lion Hat, at an invitation-only music festival at Forster on Saturday.
Recorded in Sydney with Jordan Millar, the response to the EP has been awesome, she says.
They spent a fortnight recording the EP, with the finished product containing songs that appeal to a cross-section of people.
Now Port Macquarie audiences can support Kita during a low-key EP launch. Music lovers are invited to join Kita for her Lion Hat EP Port Macquarie launch – from 2.30pm to 3.30pm on Sunday, at The Beach House, following James Bennett.
Kita says people can sit at The Beach House or enjoy the music from the Town Green.
Music is an important part of Kita’s life.
“Growing up I was always playing [music] but I didn’t really find my passion until a couple of years ago,” she says. “Something clicked and I couldn’t stop. I knew I had to continue my music.”
Kita says music is like an escape as she can retreat into a bubble and concentrate on creativity.
“I’m trying to play as many gigs as I can up down the coast and get a bit of a name out there,” Kita says.
Kita is not too keen to classify her music and instead delves into different styles.
She performed at Creatives Uncovered, a Sydney showcase in February for new talent to gain exposure and has gigs lined up in Sydney during April and May.
Kita’s clean acoustic style has been honed in several local venues too.
Songwriting is a constant in Kita’s life as she strives to keep her repertoire fresh. On the good days the songs just flow.
About 25 songs make up Kita’s original repertoire and she is polishing more songs to add to the mix.
The Port Macquarie musician is focused on her career.
“I don’t expect to be rich and famous," she says. “I just want to do what I love and live day by day.”
Kita says she doesn’t expect everyone to appreciate her music.
“Whether it [feedback] is positive or negative, it helps me learn and improve,” she says.
If you haven’t yet heard Kita’s music, you can download a couple of songs for free at triplejunearthed.com/KITA
She can also be found at facebook.com/kitamusic