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Kavyen Temperley (born Finlay Beaton 3 July 1978, Mosman Park, Western Australiamarker) is the lead singer, song writer, bassist and occasionally the keys of the Australian band Eskimo Joe. Temperley grew up in Fremantlemarker and as a seven year old changed his name to Satyam Kavyen Temperley, Temperley being his mother's maiden name and the rest meaning "Poet of Truth". At the age of thirteen his mother took him to Indiamarker where they stayed at the Osho International Meditation Resort in Punemarker. It was there he learnt about an international alternative boarding school, Ko Hsuan, based on the teachings of controversial Indian mystic, Osho, in Devonmarker. He was accepted as a boarder and stayed there for a year. It was, said Kav, his "saving grace" and it was there he discovered a passion for music, before homesickness drove him back to Fremantle and John Curtin High School.

He always had a love for writing music and recording it and through this met up with band member Joel Quartermain. Temperley has been best friends with Stuart MacLeod since they were seven and lived next door to each other.

At the age of eighteen Temperley returned to England in an attempt to re-kindle the friendship with his former classmates at Ko Hsuan. Following which he returned to India, where he again stayed at Pune. It was in India that he decided that it was time to get serious about his music. In a letter to McLeod he states

Upon his return to Fremantle he told Quatermain of his decision. Quatermain was playing in funk metal band, Freud's Pillow, at the time. Temperley, McLeod and Quatermain forming the band, Eskimo Joe, during University for a Battle of the Bands competition. Initially he had written a number of folksy songs and one or two power pop songs, thinking

Together with his partner, Abeni Dara, they have one child, a son, Hunter, born in 2008.

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