Stage style and inspiration with musical group Star Captains

With their mix of 70s soul, infectious beats and hypnotic vocals, Star Captains are exactly
what we need to smooth out a manic Monday. The 7-piece band from Vancouver, B.C. has
been running at a mile a minute with music festival season (Jazz Fest and Keloha) up next and opening up their own recording studio, but we managed to catch up with the gorgeous lead singer NaRai Dawn to find out what inspires her music and her style.

WHAT DO YOU CHANNEL WHEN YOU’RE WRITING MUSIC? Openness, spirit, and
whatever moves me at the time. I often feel as though someone is literally whispering or
singing the melodies and words to me, sometimes even yelling them! Lol! Other times I’m an
interpreter or detective trying to piece together the story. That’s why I always keep my
recorder or Pro Tools close so I can hit record before the pieces fly away to the next open
window.

TELL US YOUR FAVORITE SONG THAT YOU’VE EVER WRITTEN. I would have to say
“Love Is”. (link: http://vimeo.com/34500324) It was the first song that brought Star Captains together and it came out effortlessly, as if it were already written. I still remember the look Max gave to Jim when we played it for the first time… it was pure magic.

CAN YOU TELL US ABOUT YOUR PERSONAL STYLE? I think style is a form of art,
free without borders, censorship or limitations. The more I experience and grow, the more
my taste and senses evolve aesthetically, artistically and intuitively. I wear what feels good, expresses my inner visions and or inspires that spark that makes you feel something, think or move. We’re very fortunate to live in a place where we can openly express who we are as individuals. I guess you can say my style is a reflection of where I’ve been, where I am and where I’m going – all underneath a big hat!

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