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