A DOSE OF REALISM:
Music can be a mug's game . . . only if you are at the right place at the right time, or know the right people will you succeed - with very few exceptions! I have no regrets leaving Music in my 20s to concentrate on MAGIC for family and children's audiences. We lived a working life far in excess of anything Music could have given us - both in love and feedback and in our high standard of living; we toured provincial theatres, holiday parks, schools and private functions with Cabaret Marionettes and Magic. I am only a "mechanical magician" (one relying on pre-designed equipment). But PRESENTATION is the key to success for Magicians.
Soundclick is a wealth of undiscovered talent (alongside quite a lot of crap!). But this is what life is about. There is no "yellow brick road" . . .
Ok, - well I'm quite pleased with myself for having lost nearly 2 stone in weight during lockdown with walking and cycling, and working out with a punchbag, weights, Bullworker etc. Not eating any white bread too. So I find quite a lot more energy in reserve now. At the moment we are awaiting the Astra Zeneca/Oxford vaccine - bring it on! - but we'll still be very cautious in 2021. My wife's 92 year old father has had the Pfizer vaccine - thank goodness.
We are parents and grandparents and have family in Stoke On Trent, England and Madrid, Spain; plus older relatives in Manchester and Cheshire UK - some of whom I know, and others I know not. We live in a nice fresh air and outdoor pursuit area called Staffordshire Moorlands, with a Lake, hiking, cycling, walking etc. This virus must be awful for apartment City dwellers such as my family in Madrid, Spain. It will be a long while before we hop on a jet to there. If you know me (us), don't hesitate to drop us a line at email@example.com
Yes - my entire life, mostly as a performing Magician for Kids and Family Audiences.
Yamaha Digital Piano and various commercial top-end Keyboards. I've always used Audacity, and just add a bit of reverb and compression as needed. I have no knowledge whatsoever of making music any other way. I just use Soundclick, although have a few 1979 recordings on Soundcloud (link below). I've done the Tunecore stuff and been on Spotify, i-Tunes, Amazon, Napster and places, - I find it of no value really.
SEARCH ENGINE STUFF:
Anthony, Pianist, Joan Bates Dancing School, Stockport.
Resident Pianist, Pontins Prestatyn Sands, 1977-78-79 (Maureen Kenny was Lyons, SueM has been searching for you for years. E-Mail me firstname.lastname@example.org I'm also in contact with ColinG. Any other Blues out there? Check out Jazz Pianist Eugene Portman too. Also do a search for Pontins on SOUNDCLOUD. I have some 1979 Snowdonia Lounge recordings on there with communal singing :)
Pianist from Heaton Norris, Stockport.
The Alan Anthony Set Band, Manchester. What became of Geordie jazz drummer Ron "Ronnie" Arnold? (Manchester and Cheshire).