Innocent Review by Indie Band Guru #indiebandguru
One of the toughest things about being an Indie Artist is trying to stand out from the crowd. One way is to find your own style and sound.
I draw inspiration from my musical influencers and the things that I like to hear in songs. As a musican you can then add 'yourself' to the song. What I mean is, for example, you could give 10 guitarists the same guitar and you would hear 10 personalities being portrayed when they play the guitar. This personality is what needs to be added to the musical ideas to finally end up with your own sound. It doesn't have to be a dramatic difference to be recognized, it could just be a matter of emphasis.
If you follow my blog you know my genre is #reggae but there are always things I like in great songs from other genres, the things that make you remember the song. My biggest influences were Bob Marley and Sly & Robbie. The pioneering rhythm section, that Sly & Robbie were, is something that always stayed with me and during my days with 'The Instigators' had a strong influence on our songs. Bob Marley, on the hand, was a supreme storyteller and the power that good lyrics have to transform a song is understood by all music fans.
However, it takes courage and belief to put your personality into your music rather than make it sound like someone elses. Especially, if you are looking to make a living from making music. But. nothing beats the feeling when others appreciate your musical works, that is a flame that can keep fires of self belief burning for a long while.
So I am going to keep trying out ideas and try to expand the reggae genre in my own way. If your music doesn't contain any of you, then, it's somebody else's music (sounds like an idea for a song..hmm?)
You can hear my productions on my website the home of Miss Tun Pickney.
Innocent Review by Indie Band Guru