be - a solo music project with the aim of sharing new original rock/grunge/singer-songwriter music with like minded people.
I'm not going to worry about writing this in the third person or trying to big up my musical achievements to date, because to be honest, there are none really (oh, I do have a publishing deal for a Christmas song actually). I just like to write songs and I would love to get into the industry as a song writer or get a few songs placed or covered. The subject matter and genre of my songs can differ from acoustic singer songwriter offerings through to ambient psychedelic rock, pop rock, grunge and heavy rock. So anything really, just like my tastes when listening to music, I tend to write across multiple genres also, it can simply be a case of which guitar is in hand when the mood to write hits.
I think it is fair to say that the music I release is more a portfolio of demos in the hope that a song might spark some interest for use in the sync world or maybe a song recorded by others and elevated. I would certainly not class myself as born to perform and good luck marketing a bald 41 year old father of 2 . I do have life experience though and I feel that the the songs I write could resonate with people from all walks of life. Life is for living and all experiences, even the bad, teach us about ourselves and the different ways we can interact with the world around us and those we share it with.
I was always fooling around with guitars and songwriting but life can take over, you have to pay bills and provide for children and family etc., like everyone, but thankfully music is not something that is finite like a sports career and it is possible to take a renewed interest in ones art as you progress through life. This for me happened in earnest after being hit severely by Arthritis in my 30's. I found I never wanted to play the guitar and write songs more than I did when my left hand (guitar hand) became severely inflamed with dactylitis (sausage fingers) preventing me from playing. So I now had an Autoimmune disease, yippee, luckily I managed to take things into my own hand and reverse many symptoms of my arthritis through mindfulness, diet and lifestyle realisations. And yes I mean realisations (s in Ireland, any Z people I apologise, whoops , I did it again), I discovered we loose our true selves in this modern world and not regularly practising what excites you and nourishes your soul is I believe a key reason many of us suffer with metal health and chronic inflammatory conditions. Other realisations such as how most of what we buy in shops isn't actually food went along way to turning my health around also, no Pharma here, but that's another story, book (or maybe pamphlet) on the way once I crack the code fully. But anyway, I digress, so I found a new renewed enthusiasm for finishing half finished songs and writing new ones when I lost the ability to do so for a period of 12 months or more…Yes the old cliché of not appreciating something until it was gone rang through loudly.
Thus far I have demos (i do put them on spotify etc as its just easy to do and I get a kick out of it) that cover different themes from family life, to sobriety/addiction, mental health , psychedleic plant medicine, Christmas and a Kurt Cobain tribute,, so yea thats pretty much all over the place already in just a few tracks..Many more to come once I get them recorded have well over 20 songs in a notebook (paper) that I need to get onto my other notebook and into Pro Tools. Hopefully I'll keep a steady supply coming. I do think my best are yet to come.
Seriously though if you have taken the time to read this and you do happen across this site or the music of 'be' I hope you take a listen and enjoy. If you do enjoy and follow a link to Spotify or YouTube etc a follow, like or share would really and truly be greatly appreciated. It could really help to get my songs out there, wherever that is.
And also, to be realistic, I would love for a proper big sounding band to cover and elevate one of my tracks if they were interested, it is currently just all me at home. So I am interested in songwriting for bands or other artists and feel free to contact me if any tune appeals or if you have a half idea that you think I could help with!
I'm currently reading books on how to get work as a songwriter or get heard in the new music industry and every fucking one of them is saying I need to embrace social media, tik tok, Instagram etc…..its really not me, I don't have nor ever had a personal facebook page, I'd rather be digging a hole in a field, but ill see what I can come up with, seems I have no choice, maybe just a simple acoustic verse and chorus of all tracks, i dont know really, I thought I was entering the realm of the quantum physicists when I managed to set up a website, which in reality was just Bandzoogle doing it all for me anyway.
Until we chat again!! Follow if can and hit me up on the mailing list for the occasional insight into the wonderful world of a box room music artist.
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be - music artist