The Artist Spotlight shines on Kaz once again with his new song “The Rainbow”
More about Kaz Bielinski
Kaz Bielinski is an LA native who grew up in the Silver Lake district. His interest in music began with lip-synching to Beatles songs in front of a full-length mirror. This period was short as he soon began hounding his parents for a guitar & piano. Upon getting a guitar, a Japanese St. George guitar, he promptly began writing songs. Founding a band called “The Illusions” when in junior high which met with modest success. They had articles written about them in the local papers, and then in the Los Angeles Times and appeared on The Ben Hunter Matinee.
After attending Marshall High School and LACC, Kaz told his mother he wanted to be a big hit songwriter. She said “Fine, transfer to UCLA & I’ll pay for your room, board & tuition while you gain a BA in Political Science and you can write all the songs you want.” After graduating he drove a cab in Los Angeles while submitting music to various labels and publishers. But after seven years as a cab driver he wanted a change from the street and its myriad characters. Kaz then learned computer programming at UCLA extension and worked 17 years in IT all the while still writing & playing music. He then obtained a Masters in Clinical Psychology from Pepperdine. One of his highlights while working as an intern was working with troubled youth. Pride of place on the desk was a photo of him in his band. This was a great conversation starter with the kids who would ask, sometimes incredulously, “You’re in a band?”
Kaz’s material reflects the influences of the period, with infectious melodic tunes and meaningful lyrics that reflect the trials & tribulations of love, lost love, unrequited love, and found forever love. This single, “I’m On The Road” was written while Kaz was commuting to Texas every week for 6months on a IT project . It is dedicated to his wife Judy whom he missed so much while away.
We asked Kaz what the future holds for him musically. “I enjoy writing in different genres including folk, country, even bossa nova. These songs fit into the AC format, so I would like to try writing in country, rock, alternative. A good songwriter should be able to write in more than genre.
Kaz still lives in the greater LA area with with his wife of 26 years & their son. Not too long ago their son asked, “Dad, why did you first want to be a big hit songwriter”. I said “Son, I think it was the fast cars, the money, & the beautiful women. But now I would say I write songs that people not only in the whirlwind of romance can relate but peoples in all stages of love as well as loss. Priorities change with adulthood.”
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