Here are some of the songs I’ve written, performed, and recorded. Feel free to visit my Soundcloud to see (hear) more 🙂
Hi there and thank you for checking this site out. I’m Dr Carrot and my real name is Nikita (Nik) Kotlarov. My music is inspired by being a dad, partner, friend, brother, son, and a Psychologist. My inspiration also comes from the path that brought me here today.
I grew up in the Communist Siberia and at age 16, with my family, we escaped Jewish persecution during the Perestroika and lived in Israel where I finished highschool, military, and had my first adult life experiences. In Australia, I studied Psychology, Criminology, and Behavioural Science. Working as a Psychotherapist for over a decade I was trusted with literally thousands of people’s stories. My music is a way to share what I learnt from these stories and from my own life.
Like many of my colleagues, I try to put myself out of work. We do this through research, clinical work, writing, running workshops, and spreading helpful information in the community. I want to make information fun. Originally, I started writing songs as a fun way to spread healthy ideas. I very quickly found that covers are 1. fun to do, 2. I can learn a lot from, and 3. people like to listen to. So, I play covers as well.
This project is developing and if you think that you can contribute, please drop me a line – drcarrot.com.au (at) gmail (dot) com. I write and perform my songs, and would love some help with main stream mixing/ producing. I would love to work with a DJ on creating a show that is techno-ey/dance-y and yet, original (rather than remixes). Otherwise, if you’re a muso who wants to jam together, write together, perform together, and maybe form a band together – let me know.
I cannot take credit for the name, Dr Carrot. I’ve had this bestowed on me, and I couldn’t be more grateful. Yes, I’m a redhead – hence, Dr Carrot. I’m a clinician in the health industry, hence, Dr Carrot. But mainly, I value rewards (carrots) more than punishments (sticks). Especially, when applied to motivating ourselves. Hence, Dr Carrot. I want to see a world that is driven by people’s hopes for their lives, not their fears. I live here: www.DrCarrot.com.au
My hope for the future is that many other musicians will join me and use their language, their music, to spread contextually informed (contextualscience.org) ideas. In the hopes to have other artists with similar efforts, I suggest a place to pool such music – contextualiser.org
I’m a real human and if you like my work – please let me know. If you don’t – please make something better.
Videos of covers
If you like to see the faces that I pull while playing guitar, please feel free to check out my videos of playing songs other people wrote (covers) below. It’s a playlist, so if you click on the icon in the top left corner, you can choose the cover you are after.