Yes! Let the music begin 🙂
(Has Gary gone insane? Jeez where’s the “x” button on this page already)
Allow me to explain myself… I was wondering what I could make this site about, and it occurred to me the best theme I could give it, would be to go with my favourite pass time, hobby and passion in life…. MUSIC!
I also wanted to make it local to my peers, family and anyone else living in my area, so the theme of everything on this blog will be Kent related!
I actually play and write music myself too, so I’ll be talking about song-writing, playing music and general tunes I enjoy and want to help promote. I don’t care who you are or what you do, everybody loves music. Not all kinds of music are enjoyed by everyone I understand that, some people don’t like classical music whilst others adore it and vice versa. My taste in music is VERY broad, so I’ll keep my topics are varied and wide as possible so I can please mostly everyone with each blog post I make.
Before I begin talking about a musical genre, or anything else related allow me to give you some info on my musical journey so far!
Whilst growing up from the age of, well 0 I’d witnessed my father playing music. To cut a long story short, he’s a musical genius. He plays the piano like a virtuoso, went to Cambridge, he’s a pitch perfect singer and also made a dent in the music industry with his own music. He also played piano for Chuck Berry and Manfred Man.
Growing up with this musical inspiration around the house all the time it’s no wonder that music became a main passion for me when I grew up. Watching him in awe singing and playing the piano at home, or watching him on Top Of The Pops in the 80’s, it all just made me smile and want to do it myself.
My parents came of age in the 70’s and yes they were punks in the UK. Years later they also got very “hippy” like, so I always had a wide variety of music being played in the house as a child. Everything from classical music to Nirvana was played on a daily basis.
When I was 4-5 I remember vividly listening to Led Zeppelin and Jimi Hendrix (they weren’t in my house playing music, I’m sure I would have had a fit, plus members of Zeppelin and Hendrix himself was dead at this time, well and they still are). I had a small cd player, and would play air guitar to the music. I was a little rocker!
Growing up at age 14 I found a battered electric guitar with 3 strings left on it in a skip (rubbish bin for any Americans reading). And so I made it my quest to become the best guitarist I possibly could.
I studied music as school, and got pretty decent grades. I then went onto music college and perfected my skills. I was in and out of bands for years, and I learned how to write some pretty decent music of my own.
This leads me up the the present day with my musical venture. I’m in my own band at present, writing and performing my music!
So there you have it 🙂 that’s a rough map overview of my musical life so far!
In the coming blog posts I’ll be going over some of my favourite musicians, genres, song-writing stuff and anything else that’s related that pops into my head.
If you wish to contact me about anything in this post, you can do so here!
See you in a day or so!