Before I get into the nitty-gritty reality of what I have been getting my hands into over the last few months, I’d like to touch on something has been constantly inhabiting my head as of late (skip to the second paragraph if you want my music-related news!). Social media is becoming ever-more painful for me to deal with, as it seems like a platform in which people use to boost their own egos and manipulate the perceptions others have of them, just so that they may become socially accepted by those who follow the exact same routine. It’s getting to the point where I don’t want to share anything online about my life, as I know that not only does it feel self indulgent and incredibly narcissistic, but by me promoting the ‘great things’ I have been doing I can make someone else’s day worse. I will therefore post a new blog post every Monday, touching on either the previous week’s goings on’s or just whatever topics I wish to discuss! I can promote this blog on social media, so if people do wish to find out what I have been getting up to and are interested in my life, they have the option to read about my life, rather than being subject to it! Now that’s out of the way, let’s proceed shall we?
Firstly, I have been fortunate enough to work with Abbey Road Studios recently; this has involved working with a team that record performances live at arenas around the UK and then producing/selling these CDs around 10 minutes after the performance. I have worked on nights where there have been performances by both Boyzone and Wet Wet Wet, which was certainly, erm, different. At the end of each night I was given the CD of that night’s performance, which was nice of them! It has been a great experience, not only the practical work of having to help promote this service, but also being around people who regularly enter and leave Abbey Road Studios on a regular basis! They are in a fortunate position, a position many would die for – including myself! They say hard work pays off…
The date of my first live performance has been given a date – Tuesday 11th February 2014 at NCN Clarendon College. I will be running the event, so expect to see the unexpected! I would like to have art and photography displayed around the venue, for both sale and for pleasure – so if any local artists or photographers would like their work to be displayed please get in touch with my via my Facebook account! It is free entry and should be at a time appropriate for any age group (starting around 5 or 6 in the evening, official time released soon), so if you would be interested in hearing what I have to offer and the other students on my course you should certainly come down and support us!
I have also taken the first step into hopefully a long and successful career as a recording engineer, by recording a range of artists – from rock bands, pop and hip hop artists, to experimental and metal bands! It is a privilege to have worked with these artists and having the reception back from my recordings of them – I just consider myself fortunate and will continue to make sure that I can be the best I can possibly be at my craft! For anyone wishing to hear my recording catalogue or is interested in working together to record a project you have in mind, contact me on my Facebook page and we will arrange it!
Thank you to everyone who supported me in 2013. For now, bare this in mind. It’s not about the work that’s done when people are watching, it’s about the work you put in behind the scenes when no one is looking and no one is there to praise you. Happy New Year everyone!