Social media is extremely important and just get yourself out there. Don’t get in your own way with judgments, just start posting. Don’t do it scared. Whatever you do, do it 100% and be your best cheerleader!
I always wanted to sing professionally but unsupportive relationships in my late teens meant that I lost a lot of confidence in my musical ability and shelved my singing dreams for a while. When I was 21, I was asked to audition for a band after a band member heard me singing karaoke on a night out. I got the job and went on to work with a number of bands on the cabaret circuit and then moved onto working with original bands in more recent years.
I began writing poetry at a young age which eventually progressed into writing actual songs as a way to express myself creatively. It became a necessary outlet in order for me to understand and process certain thoughts and emotions I was feeling or going threw at any given time in my life. The good, bad and the ugly. It became therapeutic in a sense. Music allowed me to lose myself and find myself at the same time.
My only enemy is time… not having enough time. I have two daughters and my priority is to be a good father and take care of my family. We all have this imaginary war with time. Time is both a creators friend when development is involved but also the enemy when your trying to develop a career as a musician.
Singer songwriter and mom of 4, Shimmer Johnson speaks on releasing her New Album “Pride” offering a Moms perspective on life featuring simple truths inspired by real events in songs like “Don’t Break Me” ,”Getaway”, “LET GO” and the Title track “PRIDE”.
Jessica Falk speaks honestly on how music has become a part of her daughter RockyLi’s healing process from a brain injury and how you can choose to be a bright light or a dark cloud. How you react to your struggles is entirely up to you.
Their journey brings together people who want to escape the clutches of reality. To return to a place where you are never judged and only understood. Their commitment to their fans is one they treasure deeply, for Homerik is not just a band but a message for others to live life as full as they possibly can. To be “Homeric” is to be epic; the way life should be.
It’s very hard sometimes to maintain balance in my life with music. I go through spells where it feels like rock bottom, but you got to keep your head as high as you can. It’s like riding a bike, walking down the street, or running… if you fall, you get back up, dust off and keep on going.
Juakeen Anomaly’s new release ‘Sea Foam’ is about the activities the song writer Joaquin Lozano encounters daily and how these help him to realize a sense of self-empowerment. Successful people plan on how to win, unsuccessful people plan on how not to lose. This advise that I received completely changed the way I think, not only about music but about how I live my life in general.
Becoming a college graduate was one of my great contributions to the family and community legacy!
When having siblings younger than you, you either recognize your role as a trailblazer or you don’t. My younger siblings were watching me as I had been watching my older brother.
I write on my own, just me, my piano, pencil and paper. Once songs are completed, I rehearse with my musicians to finalize the arrangements and put everything together – then it’s into the studio to record. I do tend to change things in the studio too though, and although I am always very clear on what I want to achieve and I am very open to changing things last minute – I think it’s a jazz thing!