…And so, it begins.
A change of direction and a hope that I can lend some support to the local live music scene that has been an integral part of my life for the last decade.
I picked up my first guitar in 1989 and my curiosity has taken me on a journey through most of the musical genres from classical, folk and rock’n’roll to thrash metal, funk and disco and I’m still learning new tricks all the time.
Learning to master a complex musical instrument is one of the single most rewarding experiences that life has to offer. The opportunities that follow can be just as satisfying but also equally difficult and perplexing at times.
When that performance apprehension finally subsides, there are so many other aspects to live performance that can be the source of anxiety. “How much should I charge?”, “What should I wear?”, “How do I get more people to my gigs?”, “Why am I not getting repeat bookings?”, “Why does the sound get muddier the longer we play?”. Over the years I’ve faced most of the common issues, and being borderline OCD I’ve usually managed to find a practical solution.
My aim here is to share my resources, contacts and knowledge with those who might use it to better themselves.