|When did you realise that making music could be a way of life for you?
Right from being in my mid-teens I wanted to have a career in music but to be honest I could never make enough money doing so. I am fortunate at present to have a well paying job in technology which I really like which affords me time to get back into music.
I would have to say that I came to the realization that music was to be my life when I realized that it could accomplish so much for me. I have always been the type that aspired to be well-known on a major level and music gives me the ability to do so.
Very early on....started teaching guitar at age 16.
At the end of High School while working at soundworks studio. And being raised by a record producer father and songwriter mother must have influenced me. It was either gonna be Marine Biology or music. Maybe ill return tonthe former later.
As soon as I got the feeling of being on stage. I fell in love with music and began drifting into different areas as a result.
Very recently actually.
Around 2005 when I started getting gigs
When a friend pointed me towards a "Music career mentoring program". Find it on tomhess.net
Once I finished my 1st album, people started buying the album, and I began getting paid for my shows.
At the age of 15. I won my first talent show dancing in the 2nd grade and then the whole R&B thing made me know that a singer was what I wanted to be after following groups like Shai, Boyz II Men, Jodeci, After 7 and R. Kelly. Then at 15 hip hop got me and it was over. Ive been in love with hip hop every since.
when i was 15.....Oasis made it all seem possible....They were using guitars like mine and writing epic tunes....So I thought if they can do it......
It isn't yet but maybe some day huh.
Its not a way of life, it is a passion. I love to record, from 4 track cassettes to digital now.
I First Realized It Could Be A Way Of Life After Seeing And Hearing Top Beat makers On Sound-click Have There Beat On The Radio And TV With Famous Artists. That Inspired Me To Get Out There And Try To Be One Of Those Few People.
I sort of slid into it and continue to default to it to this day. I'm not sure one ever completely feels that this is a way of life. Even David Foster and Sting make sort of backhand remarks that they put "musician" as their occupation on their passports, even though they are clearly successful musicians -- both commercially and artistically -- which is not necessarily the same thing.
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