About

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 my work as 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. To read more of a biographical approach to my story, feel free to visit: www.mindzone.com.au/nik/

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 enjoy playing 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 produce music and would love some help with main stream mixing/ producing. 

I would love to work with a DJ on creating an electronic contemporary sound with acoustic/live elements. I envisage a DJ as part of the WYL Power Workshops as well. Live show using a musician and a DJ!

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 make the world a kinder place

I’m a real human and if you like my work – please let me know.  If you don’t – please make something better.

Facebook – http://www.facebook.com/drcarrot/

Soundcloud – www.soundcloud.com/drcarrot

Twitter – www.twitter.com/dr_carrot_

Reverbnation – http://www.reverbnation.com/drcarrot

triple j Unearthed – http://www.triplejunearthed.com/artist/dr-carrot