We had the good fortune of connecting with SI€K_MF_JA¥ and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi SI€K_MF_JA¥, do you have some perspective or insight you can share with us on the question of when someone should give up versus when they should keep going?
I think the push to keep going when things get difficult is a primal instinct. Kinda like a fight or flight type deal.
It’s in you or it’s not..
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
Well I’m from the Hopi tribe in Arizona. I’ve wanted to make music and play live music since I was a little guy.
Once I was out of high school I got serious about making a path in music.
Since then in 2019, I had the chance to go on my first two tours with The Underground Collective, both along the west coast.
We had tours planned for Canada and the UK but covid stopped that.
The journey to get where I’m at took time and energy, money isn’t an issue. “If you work money will always be there,” as my grandpa would say.
The big struggle for me was location.
I wanted to live in the city so bad but I didn’t want to be away from my culture.
So touring and doing shows helps me see new places and people.
On September 27 I released a self titled album. And can’t wait to get back on stage!
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
It’s a lot of nature and not a lot of city where I’m from. So hike around the canyon and and drive the back roads with my dog. Go shooting. That’s why I use music as a vehicle to check out new places.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I’m from the Hopi tribe in Northeast Arizona so I’ve been around singing and music since I was born.
Then at the age of 6 my uncle Sparky introduced me to KISS through a movie called Detroit Rock City… I was stunned.
Thank you to my grandmother who let me have little diy concerts on her drive way.
I moved to Phoenix in 2016 and played my first venue show on May 5, 2016.
Thank you to Diva Deville.
Thanks to Jrod the Problem (@jrodtheproblem38) and the Underground Collective (@the_underground_collective) for setting me up with my first two tours before covid hit.
And of course, a big thank you to the people who’ve been support and fule me to keep going.
Jrod the Problem Diva Deville Grandma & grandpa Mom Everyone.