I knew this was the right path for me when I was probably about 8 years old. Music gives me a sense of freedom. I’m not very good with words and find it sort of hard to express myself verbally but whenever I pick up a guitar I can convey whatever I need to say at that particular moment.
Brandon Ward aka Mak7teen is a Sacramento Rap Artist that embraces storytelling as a means of teaching life lessons to the listeners reaching out to the open ears, killing every beat with nothing but pure content, no subliminal messages.
I connected with a lot of people throughout my career that were part-time musicians/Producers/Artist that were also Soldiers. Meeting these people encouraged me to never forget my dreams and keep one foot in the game.
First and foremost my inspiration comes from my Christian belief in Jesus Christ. I believe God is my source for everything I am today. I am also inspired by the amazing musicians I have had the wonderful opportunity to work with.
Behind The Music with Joey Stuckey and Jacqueline Jax on Santa That Plays Guitar. This episode explores having a positive mindset in order to overcome any obstacle. You’ll be inspired by this chat and perhaps start looking at your future a little differently.
We come from the heart of the United States and humble beginnings, where hard work and perseverance is just a way of life. Like most kids with dreams of fame and fortune, all they really wanted to do was jam out with their buddies… always believing that they would inevitably become “Rock Stars”. Like all who came before them, they tried everything they could think of to get into the music business.
Empty Room takes the listener inside my personal journey to a time when I was feeling extremely frustrated and angry. I’d tried to convince a potential colleague that I was a decent person – they had openly condemned me to others, viewing me as competition, and had completely stonewalled me for months. Yet stupidly I’d kept trying, and kept getting shut down repeatedly in the face of their ‘solo show’.
Narrated by critics as “an extraordinary instrumental guitarist who can make his instrument sing with unparalleled purity”, Shehzad Bhanji has taken the melodic instrumentals to new levels of production.