Kavi

Kavi

 Los Angeles, California, USA
BandPopAdult Contemporary

Pop music with a fun songwriter twist. I hope my music makes you smile.

Biography

Kavi, meaning poet or songwriter in Tamil, is an Australian singer/songwriter who relocated to Los Angeles in late 2005 to pursue her music career. Kavi first began her love of music at the age of 4, learning traditional Srilankan Opera or Sangeetham, and spending her days playing rhyming games with songs on the radio. She recalls that one of her oldest memories is listening to her preschool teacher talking to her parents and saying that Kavi learns better with music than through any other process.

Green Day's single When I Come Around was the first song which jolted Kavi out of her radio listening games and made her want to try and write her first song. After admitting to listening to that song "like a million times," she wrote her first song at the early age of 13.

While Kavi kept writing, she kept her dream of becoming a singer/songwriter a secret from friends and family, until her second year of college. In 2002 she began DJ-ing in local clubs, playing a number of university and private dance parties. Kavi became a DJ to learn how to make R&B "club joints".

In 2005, Kavi went into the studio to record her first 6 track EP. Kavi says that this experience was a huge learning curve and one that finally affirmed her dream of wanting to be a performer.

Following recording her EP, she supported "Rishi Rich Project" artist DJ Mak on the Australian leg of his tour, performing as the opener in both his Sydney and Melbourne show. On the songwriting front, in 2005, Kavi was invited to various songwriting retreats sponsored by Sony Music Australia and Peer Music Australia, where her songs were considered for the opening ceremony of the 2006 Commonwealth Games and for Australian Idol Contestant "Paulini".

In 2006, Kavi performed at the first Sri Lanka Day celebrations at the Santa Monica 3rd Street Promenade to a crowd of 400 people. This was her first gig in the US and she says that the event "was such a great opportunity." Kavi has since performed in 3 more Sri Lanka Day events.

Also in 2006 Kavi 's song "U Got Me", was chosen as the first track on Westgrand Record's Music Heat Vol 1 compilation, with digital distribution throughout the US.

In 2007 Kavi licensed her music to Jonesville Publishing and Noteborn Music, and had her singles "Tic Toc", "U Got Me" and "Wish" receive steady rotation on several UK, US and Canadian radio stations.

2008 was an exciting year for Kavi. She recorded and released the two more singles, namely "Kiss Me" and "I Lie To Me" from her EP entitled "The Spectacle". "I Lie To Me" won the battle of the demos on the "GoodFellas" show on KDAY 93.5FM. Kavi’s two new singles have received steady rotation of several radio stations, including "Kamalagaze", "Indie Life Radio", "Women of Substance", and "Mix Underground” shows. Kavi also set up her webstore at www.popcuts.com/kavimusic.

Kavi is currently writing with many local artists in the Hollywood music scene building her repertoire of songs. Kavi is actively licensing her music to many film and television projects, as well as being added to many terrestrial and Internet radio stations every day.

Kavi is a member of SESAC.

To hear more songs by Kavi check out:

www.kavimusic.com

www.myspace.com/kavimusic

www.sonicbids.com/kavimusic

To buy music by Kavi check out: www.popcuts.com/kavimusic

Lyrics

Love Unexpected

Written By: Kavi Selvarajah & Melody Verdugo

Verse 1:
To say we're both different is an understatement
Strange you came into my life
You think that I'm childish, I think you're impatient
but somehow we make it right

Pre-Chorus:
Maybe what I imagined isn't what I got in my life
I didn't know what I needed and this is what I realized

Chorus:
This is love unexpected
Love that is better than I thought it could
ever be with you
To hell with what’s perfect
I wouldn't change a thing about me and you
This is love unexpected with you.

Verse 2:
It feels like you know me, like deep down you get me
When you hold me in your arms
When you pull me closer and sleep on my shoulder
I know where I belong

Pre-Chorus:
Maybe what I imagined isn't what I got in my life
I didn't know what I needed and this is what I realized

Chorus:
This is love unexpected
Love that is better than I thought it could
ever be with you
To hell with what’s perfect
I wouldn't change a thing about me and you
This is love unexpected with you.

Bridge:
I wasn’t looking for love
I wasn’t ready for us
But you make me believe
And now I’m learning to trust
I’m falling everyday
A part of me has changed
I can’t catch my breath
I never want it stop

Chorus:
This is love unexpected
Love that is better than I thought it could
ever be with you
To hell with what’s perfect
I wouldn't change a thing about me and you
This is love unexpected with you.

Discography

EP: "The Spectacle"

1) Kiss Me
2) I Lie To Me
3) U Got Me
4) Wish
5) Tic Toc
6) Bonus track: Ain't Nobody

Kavi's EP "The Spectacle" is available through
Amazon, iTunes, LALA, EMusic, Shockhound, Limewire and Napster.

Radio Stations that Stream Kavi's Music

Jango: http://www.jango.com/music/Kavi?l=0 - All songs from “The Spectacle EP”
Women of Substance Radio: http://www.live365.com/stations/breenoble Kiss Me
Indie Life Radio: www.indieliferadio.com - All songs from “The Spectacle EP”
Underworld Mix Radio: underworldmixradio.com. I Lie To Me
Bunk Radio: BunkRadio.com – All songs from “The Spectacle EP”
Soul Therapy: http://www.soultherapyradio.com I Lie To Me
Kamlegaze Radio: http://www.kamlegaze.net U Got Me & I Lie to Me
Area 67 Undiscovered Artists Podcast: http://www.switchpod.com/p6235.html - All songs from “The Spectacle EP”
Smiling Stranger Radio: http://www.thesmilingstrangers.com Tic Toc, You Got Me, Wish
WJFN Showcase Internet Radio Show: http://www.wjfn997.com Kiss Me & I Lie To Me