I am a guitarist's guitarist, the blues music happened to me ! A day without music is unimaginable.
It was in a suburb of Melbourne, Australia, in early 1983 for me. A young teenager who enjoyed playing the guitar for fun, who had studied some classical guitar at school. I was given a record from a local charity shop. That record was John Mayall Bluesbreakers with Eric Clapton, commonly called the Beano album.
And people, that is me, the blues happened to me !
This project, starting up my own record label and musician's advocacy service, needs funding to be able to realize it. But first let me explain the purpose of the project in more detail. The project team will consist of a proposed director and a small team of creative people who all have one thing in common, the love for music and helping out fellow musicians.
We believe we can make a difference. We have contacts and know people personally, all through the world. To give a few examples; in Belgium, The Netherlands, Germany, the Czech republic, the UK, Ireland, Canada, the USA, Australia and Japan. We believe that with contacts in all of these countries, we will make this a success.
Ask any of my friends and/or colleagues to describe me and they will refer to me as one with tremendous leadership and organizational abilities, the ability to analyze and solve problems under time pressure, being able to manage a team, steering them in the right direction and encouraging them to share their love for music. There is never a quiet moment in my team !
Music is a way people communicate with eachother and the world. Music is part of life. Imagine the world without the sound of music, without the possibility to share your music ! Can you imagine that ?My team consists of different personalities, each of them bringing their unique skills to the project.
If anything I would like to ask you, to get the word out and make a bit of noise about my campaign. The project will need funding so if you are able to back me up on this one, that would be a tremendous support action. Sharing tools are available everywhere, use your social communication accounts.
Folks, isn't music a part of our being. My aim is to make sure that no creative talent is lost and music can be shared and played for change, change for the better.