I was brought up playing classical music but then self-taught myself guitar and bass. I then played in church bands for years until recently discovering the local acoustic/folk scene. Now I play guitar and lead in an acoustical trio doing a lot of our own songs and bass in a 60s/70s cover band.
Music gives me a chance to express myself, spend time with others and explore boundaries.
To play our own stuff in front of good size audiences and tour a bit. And maybe write one song that would financially support my co-writer!
Insist on honesty!
Keep the customer satisfied, off Bridge over troubled water.
The Who, and The Eagles.
Playing with other people and inspiring others in the process.
Hey, you too can do something you didn’t expect!
Challenged, wanting to engage.
Difficult with Covid and so much competition but ok if you are prepared to be humble.
So far, interesting, but only just joined!
Lack of opportunity!
Yes, go to lots of local gigs and open mics - there’s are a lot here.
Persistence, happy to play anywhere, patience. Winsome, engaging personality helps. Oh and some ability!
M J Boulter (based in Southend, Essex, UK) Trevor Valentine, local musician, lovely man. Ian Luther, another local musician, trainer, encourager of musicians.