From the age of 6 I knew I wanted to be a guitarist. I had dabbled with other instruments (piano, tin whistle,drums) but I knew in my heart and soul that guitar was the one for me. So I started playing at 12 and have been playing since then. I played with my school folk group and had a few school bands. In college we formed a band and won a few battle of the bands (at one stage we supported Fight Like Apes). Since then I have just been playing the guitar on my own time, but I miss playing with other musicians so I am here. Lead guitar was never my thing, I always preferred rhythm guitar as I love the subtleties it brings to a song when done right .... there but not there. I also have experience singing live, both back up and lead (My style slightly husky á la Joan Jett), and I am also a belly dancer :)
Is it too cliché to say that music is "everything"? Probably. But it's really the only way I can describe what it is. My spotify has about 20 different playlists, 1 for every mood. I read to music, work to music, sleep to music, cry to music, paint to music, everything..... Without music, there is nothing.
To be taken seriously as a female rock guitarist. Something that has annoyed me my entire life, that I have never been taken seriously enough, when there are countless times that I have proven myself to be better than many of my male counterparts. To the point where it nearly killed my dreams of being a guitarist. I've gone back to it again lately though :)
Any kind of cruelty to animals would be punished. Everyone would be equal no matter who/what they are.
Oh wow...there are so many! So let's go with the one my dad used to sing to me as a baby "Yellow Submarine - The Beatles"
Led Zep, AC/DC, Black Sabbath, Guns n Roses, Boston, Bon Jovi, Bruce Springsteen, Johnny Cash, HIM, The Darkness, Def Leppard, Blondie, David Bowie, Prince, Thin Lizzy, Iron Maiden, Shakira, Whitesnake, Toto, TRex, Nirvana, (the list goes on...)
Everyone has their own soundtrack. On my deathbed I can't wait to listen back to mine. I think it will the best way to tell my story.
Girls rock too!
It tougher for really good musicians. Everything has been done ten times over. It's harder to make it because the sea of talent is deeper.
I love it!!
Not being taken seriously because of my XX chromosomes.
I do! I give to kickstarter campaigns and watch local talent at gigs.
Patience and tenacity