Meet Kendra Muecke of Kendra & the Bunnies Music
Thanks so much for taking the time to meet with me today! My name is Kendra Muecke from “Kendra & the Bunnies” Music. I am a singer-songwriter, writer, actress, and published author based in Los Angeles, CA. My passion for all things music, art, literature, and film began in my hometown of Houston, TX. At the spry age of 4, I turned to my mom and said, “I want to be a movie-star!” I was serious too! The next week, I began taking classes there, and I immediately fell in love with the stage. In my teen years, I began writing poetry and started a serious relationship with literature. Around this time, I also discovered rock ‘n roll music. Bands like Led Zeppelin, Jefferson Airplane, and CCR were my go-to songs to belt out with a band at places like Camp Jam. For college, I attended Pepperdine University, where I studied *drum roll* Theatre Arts (Acting). Studying the theatre on that scale was fantastic for my spiritual development and intuitive studies. I learned about the roots of acting, and why we ritualize performance in many ways. This lead me on a healing journey, where I created a workshop that combined psychic development and improvisational acting. I held this workshop in 2017 at Sonic Bloom Music Festival. During this time, I published my first 340 page book titled “The Politics of”. It felt like there was more to do though, and I began to channel my feelings into playing guitar. In 2019, I decided singing and songwriting was a pathway to venture. The writing, the singing, the guitar, the theatre, it all translates into my music. Thus, “Kendra & the Bunnies”Music was founded.
It is a long and winding road, most definitely. Most of the struggles are internal when you get down to it. One of my favorite mentors reminds me often, “Happiness is an inside job”… but what about me? The type of person who understands that, then wonders, “Yeah, but what is happiness?” I investigate concepts and thoughts to such an extent that the experience becomes real. Some call it overthinking. I say, I have the mind of a writer, and it has been an interesting journey. I wrote a song about this for my EP “of Always”. The name of the song is “& Leave it On”. It’s about the Japanese art of Kintsugi or “Golden Joinery”. In this tradition, when a piece of pottery is broken, it is put back together with gold. The chorus of the song mentions, “Love is where the light seeps in.” Experiences are where the learning occurs.
“Kendra & the Bunnies” Music is based around the mission of shared understanding and collaborative community. Through the means of folk rock americana and psychedelically poetic lyrics, I aim to bring the audience into alignment with their own higher presence. I aim to elevate points of reference to bring those listening into a surrendered state of now. I am known for my western rock and new-school blues style of strumming paired with my Grace Slick style powerhouse voice. As “Kendra & the Bunnies”, I have released two albums and two singles. I am very proud of my debut album “of Vinyl”. Especially the track “Speak Kesey” that debuted at #64 on the Top 150 Independent Airplay Charts. Following that, I released the single “Silent Sleeper” in collaboration with The Orchard (Sony Music Group). What sets me (and the bunnies…) apart is the true resonance of the soul. I am looking to be the listeners’ beneficiary. My music is for the people. It’s for a purpose. I like to be a part of the scene and better it. One song and one poem at a time.
I define success in a multitude of ways. One clear marker is that feeling in my stomach I get when something big happens. It’s like the moment where I realize I have fully extended my reach as far as I can on a certain front. This being followed up by a warm-reception from my audience will have me throwing my fist in the air singing, “It’s happening! It’s all happening!” Then I plan to extend my reach once again. Always going further towards my next set of goals. I also celebrate quote-on-quote small victories too, because in relevance, they are huge victories. Like when I get a good parking spot on the way to an audition or when one of my songs makes it on a good playlist on Spotify. These are all blessings. I am very much a perfectionist in a lot of regards though. I define success by those days and days and days of practicing, putting pen to paper, suiting up and showing up every time. Thank you so much for interviewing me today.