My Passion in Music Band
Hello again readers, I hope you are all having a happy and exciting day. Today I am writing about one of my many passions: Music. I not just talking about music in general, I am also talking about the creating of music. For example, playing the guitar, or composing a song on the piano. Although I do love listening to new and different forms of music and listening to my favorite tracks (over and over), what I love doing, as much as possible, is making up songs, especially when being part of a band.
About three years ago now, my friends and I started up a music band called LA STARS during our college years. I think it was generally because it was seen as a cool thing to do, but also because there was a group of us who could all play instruments and were talented in some form or another. The first band that was formed consisted of a singer (myself), a lead guitarist, a rhythm guitarist (myself again), a bassist and a drummer. At the time, we would begin ‘jamming’ in a sound-proofed room at the back of my house.
Imagine this: four teenagers crammed up in 3 meters by 4 meter room, rocking out until we were too sweaty to play anymore, or until our ears couldn’t take it any longer. “Good times.”
This was the forming of the first band which unfortunately I can’t remember the name of. We would practice every week, in this one little room, creating new songs, and practicing songs written by other artists. I think we eventually got to the point where we wanted to start playing gigs, so we spoke to various people, and found that there was a ‘Battle of the Bands’ in our nearest town. We rehearsed our socks off, played the gig, and had a good time. My god, the feeling that you have after playing a gig is like none-other. When leaving the stage, you have the biggest ‘buzz’ ever, and you feel like you can achieve anything straight away. You just want to go and do more immediately.
That was the first and last gig we did with that band. Fortunately, a few short months afterward, we decided to re-invent ourselves and formed the band again, with the same members, but this time changing our style, and accordingly changed our name. We were now Fantana – after Brian Fantana from our favorite movie “The Anchorman” – and we had a new style, which immediately we all loved. It was a mix of metal, indie, and rock.
The next few months were the best months of our lives. We were now practicing in studio’s which gave us more room and allowed us to develop our sound. Unfortunately, we only played a total two gigs, but they were both great and loved by our spectators. As a band, we were beginning to create a following, which is a must have if you want to be a successful band. You can have great songs, and a unique style of music, but it is all pointless without people who like listening to it.
The reason why we only played two gigs was that we were getting older and we were going our separate ways. We all had things that we apparently ‘had’ to do like jobs, which now I have a completely different view upon.
These days, I am-am an internet marketer, and I love to help others to live happier and more successful lives by showing them how to make a living on the internet. The reason I drafted this article is that these days many people’s dreams are crushed just because of the way we are brought up in today’s society. I was growing up, I was taught that you have to work hard and have a job, and apparently that was all there was to life. Deep down, I recognized this wasn’t true, as I have always been a very passionate person and have always known that there is a lot more to life than meets the eye.
I believe that you can do whatever you choose to do in life, whatever it may be. You can do everything you set your very mind to, and if that’s wanting to be a part of a successful rock band, then do it. There will always be nay-sayers who tell that you can’t make a living from music, but in reality, you can achieve anything you desire in this lifetime. You only have one life, so listen to your heart, not other people, for you only know what is best for yourself, and that is fact. Do what YOU have to do! My advice? Follow your passion…