I have a tortured relationship with music. I started playing music at 10 (flute) and got enough good at it to enter the city's ensemble during junior high. At 13 I picked up guitar and started a band. By the age of 21 played as a guitar player and drummer in several punk/hardcore/metal bands and was literally obsessed with it thinking all day about riffs and drumbeats. I started touring in a DIY fashion and was lucky enough to play big shows as well. I also ended up playing in one of my fav bands in the genre during that time. Then suddendly I had to stop due to health issues. I got back to Uni, which I was neglecting because of all the practicing/touring. I finally got a degree at 27, moved to the UK, and right now am in the process of getting another degree in a good Uni. I'll be done (I hope) at 29. In the meantime I got tinnitus in both ears and wear earplugs when in bars/venues. My fitness level hit a historical bottom, my body does not allow me to tour right now (back probs mostly). I stopped playing shows at 22 but kept recording stuff on my own. My guitar level hasn't evolved much, I am a good rhythm guitar player, no solos, unfortunately. There are a few hundred riffs in my hard drive waiting to be arranged and a dozen of unreleased songs. Some of them would have been succesful 8 years ago, now they just sound obsolete. I think I am able to write more up to date material, my creativity seems still there. I look around and some of the lads I used to know in the scene made it quite big. I would like to play tours again. Does it make sense though? I am afraid that the comparison with my previous experience might be crippling. Also, it's about time to start a carrer, I am not a teenager anymore...
No announcement yet.
starting a band at 30, again.