Music drives me, that's how I started and that's how I will end. If you wish to follow me, you can find me here: https://www.facebook.com/calanonash/ https://www.youtube.com/user/CalanonAsh
Music is the path and the destination. It completes me.
I want to put out great music that I am content with and that others might enjoy as well.
Probably end music piracy, so that people who want to dedicate their life to it can actually make a living out of it as well.
AC/DC's Moneytalks. My dad used to play it literally every time we got in the car, on repeat, for a few years straight. And we travelled a lot.
I've always seen Guns N' Roses as my main influence - Slash is the guy who made me take up guitar. Apart from that, there's Aerosmith, Led Zeppelin, Alter Bridge, Pink Floyd, Black Sabbath, Oasis... and the list goes on.
It makes me feel complete. Ever since I started playing, I've always thought: "I gotta do this, and I gotta do it well. Work hard, and then work harder. And then... maybe one day."
Life is too short to not do what you like.
It's always a combination of energy and fright. Gets my adrenaline pumping, but doesn't really get me nervous.
It's a tough race, a tough challenge to try and surface from the bottom of the ocean of anonymity. And I think most people get too caught up in the competitive nature of the industry and forget that we're all meant to be a team and lift each other up.
It's a brilliant platform, I thank Poseidon that I found it! I've always wanted to be part of a music community that works, where people actually interact and offer feedback to each other.
All the hard work you put in as a musician and how easily it all can be dismissed by people. I've come to see that, more often than not, no matter how good your music sounds and no matter how good the reception is, people (especially non-musicians) like to put you down.
I do. I try to attend as many local gigs as possible, support amazing buskers and buy records that I enjoy.
Being humble and friendly towards an audience of strangers can take you much further than having a condescending superstar attitude. Times have changed now, I don't think we can have a new Axl Rose (attitude-wise) to get big. Then again, there's a certain appeal to such people. But they have to be at least mind-blowingly amazing to be able to pull it off successfully.
Katharsis, Even Though, Planet Kos, Bergen Fayre and The Travellers.