Hi there! My name is Choranai and I am a musician and town planner residing in Brisbane, Queensland. I love to entertain through creating music, playing music, making art, and sharing my thoughts on town planning, art, travel, and living life in South East Queensland. My website is a creative space that I can share my passions with the world, and display my love of all artistic things that inspire me.
I am happily married to my wonderful Patrick and we have two dogs, Jasper the black Labrador and Pepper the grey ghost Weimerana. We welcomed twin boys, William and Fynn, to our family in 2016. My favour “colour” is black and that also describes my wardrobe since 1998. I am very thankful for online shopping and parcel post. I am obsessed with infrastructure. I create my own greeting cards for the amazing friends and family I have in my life. My constant lack of sleep (other than my babies) is mostly due to my artistic pursuits through my favourite hours of the day which are late at night.
Choranai initially began her love affair with music at the age of 10, when her father bought her first guitar in 1992. With an old second hand nylon string classical guitar, she taught herself how to play the 6-string wonder by reading a “Learn to Play Guitar” book.
In 1996 she discovered the bass guitar and concerted her energy as a bassist for a number of local bands over the following years, winning several ‘best bassist’ awards at a number of Rock Award competitions throughout Brisbane within her heats. In 1997, she achieved a ‘Honors’ certificate for Grade One – Modern Bass through ANZCA.
Choranai did not however give up the 6-strings whilst being a committed bassist. She began songwriting the same time she started playing the bass guitar in 1996, and has professed to being a solo singer/songwriter since late 1997.
Not only a musician, Choranai lives a professional life as a town planner. Choranai has been a town planner since 2003 and is a tertiary qualified professional, with over 12 years of experience working in the private sector and in local government. She is based in South East Queensland, and has a commitment to the growth and development of Logan City Council.