Jude, let’s start with your story. We’d love to hear how you got started and how the journey has been so far.
My interest in music began at a young age. My parents brought me to a Paul McCartney concert when I was two years old and, since then, all I could imagine was getting a guitar and rocking onstage. It was a struggle, in the beginning, to learn how to play guitar and write my own music. But through hours of practice, I was able to hone my skills and write several original songs. In late 2017, I established a band and broke into the music industry.
From there, I explored the Phoenix music scene, met a lot of talented musicians, and became familiar with the sound of both the underground and mainstream music. This encouraged me to do something big for my band and my music. And so, I set as our goal to produce music that will transcend social and cultural barriers, inspire others along the way, and revolutionize the independent music scene.
So far, we’ve been making great strides in achieving our goal. We recorded and released our first EP and other singles got interviewed by two local radio stations and conducted several concert performances in the Phoenix area in other cities in Arizona. Towards the end of 2018, we went on a tour through five States. Through these, as well as by keeping active on social media, we’ve been able to establish a dedicated and growing fan base. Our music has been streamed by fans in over 20 countries and counting. One of our recent singles has already garnered over 40 thousand streams. At present, we are preparing to record our second EP which will be released sometime this year (2019).
Growing up, I always had a hard time expressing myself and my thoughts to other people. But now, through music, I discovered that I’m able to connect with others emotionally on various levels.
Has it been a smooth road?
The road we’ve been on so far has been far from smooth. We encountered a lot of bumps along the way and an assortment of challenges. One struggle is getting our music out there. But we’ve been able to push through this so far. We’ve been able to promote the band and our music through several concert performances. I also stay up until around 3:00 am at times promoting our music on social media. I also have the challenge of creating and working on new songs, something else that keeps me up late at night. But I understand that this is part of the process of achieving our goals, and so, we try to have fun along the way.
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