In 2014 Kieran broke the shackles of his 9 to 5 existence. Leaving his IT industry job he took opportunities he saw as too good to miss and his mate Karl Austin (another talented musician) suggested they form a band and begin making music a full-time pursuit.
For two years K 2 The Power as the boys came to call themselves were managed by their close friend Ashlyn Morris and they played their hearts out all over Taranaki providing tunes and jokes to audiences at events like the Hollard Gardens harvest festival, Pihama lavender music festival, Hawera A&P shows, Americarna, KFC emergency bus trips, bars, weddings, parties and more.
In 2015, after playing at a private party for the Lucky Star in New Plymouth, the lads were invited to form an integral part of the newly formed Gypsy Extravaganza. The set their sights on building a house truck to join this mobile community in their travels around NZ.
Kieran, family, and friends worked hard for two months to convert a passenger vehicle formerly of the Auckland tramping club into a new home on wheels. This proved to be a huge task, and the local papers covered their story, and with the shared input of their supporters the goal was realized and the boys began their lives as house-truckers.
The first year on the road entertaining and exploring New Zealand was a fabulous mix of new friendships and everyday learning. The hard work of performing on and running a stage, setting it up and packing it down each weekend, galvanized character and built resilience. The boys had a great first season and expanded their horizons as full time musicians, although the challenges of living in close quarters sparked changes in the second season for them both.
The winter of 2016 saw a flurry of new activity on the housetruck including the addition of a loft bedroom and a new face. Heather and Kieran decided to begin their journey living and working together on the Extravaganza for its second season. Kieran and Karl continued to manage the stage and the music while Heather became general factotum to the Extravaganza crew.
They travelled NZ learning all about themselves and their capabilities, enjoying the sights and working bloody hard to make their dreams reality!