A.J. Garces [ajgarces]
What do you do? How do you define yourself as an artist?
I play guitar and sing in the band Not So Lucky. Music is a form of art and free expression. So by making music i am defined as an artist. Plus i draw and paint too haha.
Do you work alone or in a group? If in a group, who are the others you work with?
I am in a group. My band mates are Alexander Gage who sings lead vocals, and my drummer is Zac Jones. We also have a close nit staff who keep our band together.
Is there a web address where one can listen, see, or read some of your work?
Please list any awards, competitions, or other acknowledgments you would like to mention.
We have done dates on the Vans Warped Tour. We won the 2011 Ernie Ball Battle of the Bands for San Antonio,TX.
When did you realise that making music could be a way of life for you?
Once i graduated high school, i noticed our band was reaching new heights and conquering the local music scene. After that, i gave up my college dream and put everything i am into music.
What part of your job is your least favourite?
Just the hours we work. Going to bed at 5am everyday and having to wakeup at 10am to do it all over again, its just ridiculous.
How do you feel right before going out on stage?
I feel a rush of excitement. There is nothing better then listening to the roar of the crowd, watching the lights go black and just walking onto a stage over looking a sea of kids.
What advice would you give to someone starting out in the business?
Work Hard. This business is the toughest thing ive ever had to do. Never give up, just because you get knocked down a couple of times you shouldnt be discouraged.
San Antonio, TX United States