Eskimo Joe's Kav Temperley On The Argument That Kicked Off His Music Career

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If it wasn’t for Kav Temperley’s longstanding feud with his high school music teacher we may have never got Eskimo Joe.

At 16 Kav left school to chase his musical aspirations, a choice he made because of a bust up with his music teacher.

“She wouldn’t let me go in and use any of the instruments during the lunch break so I was like screw this I’m going home,” Kav says.

“My mum came into my room and was like ‘why are you home from school?’…I just told her that I decided to come home and write a song.”

While his own mum took it well, its advice Kav won’t be passing on to his own kids, despite how it worked out for the ARIA award winning singer.

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7 October 2019

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