Most of us are lucky if we get to do the one thing we love for a living, but one Wellington resident does two. No fair!
Ki-Juan Minors is an accomplished equestrian — but with a voice like this, his singing career could be riding him high on the charts, too.
Ki-Juan Minors can ride a horse. But he will also rock the mic.
Ki-Juan Minors [singing]: “I will promise you, my love, forever, forever. Something like that.”
Alex Miranda: “Oh, my God!”
Ki-Juan Minors: “I haven’t finished it yet. It’s still early. That might not go like like that when I actually record it, but that’s kind of the…”
Alex Miranda: “It’s done!”
The professional equestrian lives and works in Wellington, which is Palm Beach County’s horse country, known worldwide.
Alex Miranda: “How have the two worlds interacted for you in your life?”
Ki-Juan Minors: “It’s been great because the feedback that I get from — I call them my horse show family — is amazing. I even proposed to my wife at a horse show.”
He competes and trains, but after getting off the saddle, puts the other cap on.
Ki-Juan Minors: “It depends on the day. I would say I wake up in the morning…”
Kesha [singing]: “Feeling like P. Diddy.”
Just kidding. I had to. But no, he meant to say…
Ki-Juan Minors: “The first thing on my mind are my horses, and then at night, it’s music.”
But this mix is not out of left field.
Ki-Juan Minors: “My grandfather was big into horses, and my mother was a singer. Horses are my heart and singing is in my soul.”
The Bermuda native, who discovered his voice where we all did….
Ki-Juan Minors: “I’m in the shower, I’m singing the national anthem.”
Alex Miranda: “It’s always the shower.”
…just dropped “Getaway,” a new, soulful single.
But the inspiration is probably not what you’d expect.
Ki-Juan Minors: “There’s no place like Wellington, I find, that has that type of nightlife.”
Alex Miranda: “What type of nightlife is there in Wellington?”
Ki-Juan Minors: “I don’t know. You gotta come here and check it out.”
“Getaway” comes after “Hold On.”
And both before his next goal.
Ki-Juan Minors: “I would love to try to get finished my Christmas EP.”
Can’t you just hear this voice…
Ki-Juan Minors [singing]: “It’s coming much too late, but so … girl, I know I hurt you in the past.”
…on something like “Last Christmas”?
It would be a Christmas gift for music lovers.
Ki-Juan is throwing a Christmas concert in Wellington this December. For details and updates, he says, his Instagram is best.
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