We had the good fortune of connecting with Eli Yenskii and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Eli, can you walk us through the thought-process of starting your business?
For me, it was less about “starting a business”, and more about living a fulfilling life. Music just fed me, you know? I also noticed at a young age how happy it made other people when I sang or danced. I never wanted to do the whole 9-5 thing. It just wasn’t my vibe. So I’ve always naturally thrown myself into anything creative.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
I’m naturally driven to simply create.
I always try to keep myself in creative spaces and around creative people. There’s always a performance opportunity, or a collaboration, or a new potential business opportunity. When you’re in the right space mentally and physically, and around the right people it’s difficult to not be inspired. This also makes it nearly impossible to not stay busy.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
I’d probably take them anywhere in the EAV area. East Atlanta is always a vibe, and there are a lot of cool spots for indie artists and other creatives to link up. It’s dope!
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I wold probably shout out my former musical theater company, “YEA”. They’re pretty much responsible for any technical training I have had, and they were the first to actually provide me space to be creative.