Started guitar at the age of 16 y old. Since then, played in various different bands of any genres: Dysmorphic on Unique Leader Records, The Newtons, and recently performed for Amy Guess and Samantha Johnson (America's got talent).
Make a living of my passion, not only through teaching but also songwriting and performing. Tough stuff but I'm holding on.
Don't try to change the world. Do your stuff with your heart and it will be a better place.
Probably Mike and The Mechanics - Over my shoulder (Don't ask me why, I still don't know aha)
My tastes change every damn week, but let's say: Paul McCartney, James Taylor, Vulfpeck, The Police, Tom Petty, The War on Drugs, Phoenix etc...
I don't even think about it. I just do it, It's part of me now and probably for ever (but who knows?). When i don't practice, I always listen to music or watch performances.
There's no specific message, probably just the reflection of how i feel at a very specific moment. It's very Cathartic.
It can be terribly stressful and boring or a maximum release of energy. It's at least not as bad as when i started practicing when I was 16 aha.
Music can't be free for ever, in the way that, the work of musicians and artists has to get rewarded for the amount of time they spent on it. Its global mentality to change at that point (starting probably with gigs organizers). It takes time but It seems like things are getting better.
The lack of gigs. I've definitely been more of a "studio" or "rehearsal" musician than live performer unfortunately. Also spent much more time teaching.
It depends. (Don't want to answer to that for now cause it could be awkward hehehe)
Communication skills (tell me that ahaha)
Sean Carbone, Gary Fowler.