What I’m Feeling Right Now: Jindalee muso Kurt Carrera to release debut EP

Musician Kurt Carrera. Picture: Martin Kennealey
Musician Kurt Carrera. Picture: Martin Kennealey

JINDALEE singer-songwriter Kurt Carrera will release his debut EP, What I’m Feeling Right Now, this month.

The former Irene McCormack Catholic College (IMCC) student will launch the album at HQ YMCA in Leederville on April 22.

“I’m very excited but very nervous,” he said.

After finishing school and his advanced diploma of contemporary music at the WA Academy of Performing Arts, Carrera became a full-time musician and part-time assistant teacher at Joondalup Entertainers Theatre School (JETS).

“I’ve been performing about six years; I always gravitated towards music,” he said.

“Irene McCormack Catholic College had a really good music program.”

The guitarist and loop pedal artist covers styles from hip-hop, folk, acoustic soul, pop and rock, influenced by acts such as John Mayer, Ed Sheeran and Bruno Mars.

In February, he held a loop pedal workshop at the Butler school for music students, giving them advice on using loop stations and how to start a loop.

The one-man-band, who encourages crowd participation, will return to IMCC in April to perform his EP songs for the students.