Style chats with mu­sic and art col­lab­o­ra­tive project, Cas Klu

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Bren­dan, tell us about Cas Klu. Cas Klu is a project that started out with me writ­ing songs in my bed­room on an old retro Ca­siotone Key­board. I’ve al­ways been drawn to retro gear and sounds. 80s and 90s pop mu­sic is a mas­sive in­flu­ence. Cas Klu then grew into a col­lab­o­ra­tion project, mix­ing in other mu­si­cian’s styles and in­flu­ences. Styles blended and the re­sult is Cas Klu. Why did you de­cide to com­bine mu­sic with art and pho­tog­ra­phy? It all started when I saw Miami Hor­ror live, Ben Plant (Miami Hor­rors cre­ative mind) was clev­erly mix­ing art to match the vibe and colour of the mu­sic. I was emo­tional and cre­atively in­spired to try and at­tempt the same idea. Who is in­volved in Cas Klu? The main mem­bers are Bren­dan Hillier and Candice Bliss, and con­tribut­ing artists have in­cluded Kosta Theo­dosis (Amy Mered­ith, Miami Hor­ror, The Kite String Tan­gle, Cleopold), Ti­mothy Mcart­ney (Asta, Gang Of Youths) and Kyle Lacko (Tidal Peak). The tour­ing mem­ber is David Searston. What style of mu­sic and art are you into? Any­thing dif­fer­ent and weird. If it sparks in­spi­ra­tion or a thought pat­tern I’m into it. What’s your back­ground in per­for­mance and the like? I live for per­for­mance, it’s a driv­ing force in my life. Art, mu­sic, act­ing — if I can be on stage I go for it. I’ve been cre­ative all my life. Mu­sic is my ul­ti­mate pas­sion though. It al­lows me to ex­press my feel­ings, thoughts and views while be­ing fun and en­ter­tain­ing. What do you think of the cre­ative scene in Toowoomba? It’s amaz­ing! Un­der­ground is the word I’d use to ex­plain it though. Toowoomba has come a long way cre­atively in the last year and there is a huge fol­low­ing for the arts. Peo­ple still aren’t aware of the tal­ent we have — artists, ac­tors, mu­si­cians, po­ets, play­wrights and in­cred­i­ble cre­ative minds. I’d urge peo­ple to get out and find th­ese peo­ple. What’s next for Cas Klu? Sin­gle re­lease, shows, launch par­ties and much more! Stay tuned. How can peo­ple con­tact you? Cas Klu has a Face­book page: https://www.face­book.com/casklu/. If you are a cre­ative type and want to get in­volved, email bren­dan­hillier­pro­duc­tions@out­look.com.au.

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