How do you feel the arts have impacted our community?
The arts are a reflection in real-time of what our community goes through. Often times, our social cues are taken directly from the art that's being promoted in our community. To me, it's important that as creatives, we pay attention to that impact.
What inspired you to become an entertainer in such a competitive industry?
I think my love of music inspired me to want to be a part of it. The reassurance of my talent has come along the way in performing for audiences and seeing their reactions. I think the industry being competitive is the thing that causes artists to forget their purpose. The reality is we're only in competition with ourselves.
Tell us how you feel about being awarded a Grammy.
The feeling of winning a Grammy is an euphoric one. It's the type of award that really validates the hard work that you've put in and simultaneously re-ignites the desire to continue to work hard. Thinking that all of the doors will magically open up afterwards can sometimes be a letdown so it's important to stay driven.
Tell us about your residence performances in Atlanta.
Once the pandemic happened it caused a lot of artists, especially independent ones to consider other means by which they could earn an income. For me, that became performing. It wasn't something I considered earlier because I didn't have the confidence in my repertoire but after encouragement, I began contacting venue owners and curating my own style of performances. That led to consistent performances and in a major market like Atlanta, it means a lot. So, now I play consistently at 3 different locations. I can perform original material as well as some of the songs that have greatly influenced me.
What is your preparation like before a performance?
Before a performance, I normally prepare by doing vocal warm-ups, going over lyrics to certain songs and hydrating a lot. At this point, it's primarily mental. The physical preparation has to occur prior to the day of.
What was it like opening up for Adele?
Opening for Adele was a forever moment. She had just begun to take over the music industry and it was an opportunity to expose my talent in an intimate way. The audience was outside of my demographic so that was also a great experience to be well-received by her crowd.
What does success look like for you?
Success is in the eyes of the beholder really. For me, success is being able to have a sustainable income while also doing what I love and being able to pave the way for the next generation of out the box singer/songwriters.
About Kameron Corvet
Kameron Corvet is a singer, songwriter, guitarist hailing from Cincinnati, Ohio by way of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Being part of a large musical family, performing in church and school came naturally. While in high school, Kameron’s parents bought him an acoustic guitar and he quickly began creating the melodies and songs that had long since been dancing inside his head. While a student at Morehouse College in Atlanta, Kameron began making his way through venues, sneaking into open mics and networking while studying French, a language he credits for his attention to detail in his songwriting. In 2006, he released his first independent album “Sayingthings” and has been a fixture in the indie soul music scene both in the U.S. and abroad. Since then, Kameron has released more projects including his acclaimed EP, F_ck, Love, Darker Than Gray in 2014 and his most recent EP, Early Riser. He composed and co-wrote Sting and Shaggy’s new single “Don’t Make Me Wait” as well as for other artists including: Freddie Jackson, Angie Stone, Case and Avery Sunshine. He was also wrote and was featured on 2 songs for international pop artist Mr. Probz including the single “Turning Tables”. As a performer, Kameron has traveled the world with his guitar as a solo/acoustic act while opening for the likes of: Adele, Chaka Khan, Marsha Ambrosius, Bilal, Dwele, Tamia and countless others. He has had features in Upscale Magazine and been featured on Vibe.com, Centric.com, Concreteloop.com and on Ebony.com as an artist to watch. Fresh from a successful tour of Russia in February and heading for performances opening for Erykah Badu and performing with Sting and Shaggy, Kameron Corvet.