What Do You Enjoy Most About Being A Musician?
My favourite thing about being a musician is the creative freedom it gives me. It can be very soothing to write a sad song when you’re down, or an angry song when you’re raging at the world. I also love the feeling of having someone connect with my music. Recently someone told me how ‘Admission’ was summing up the mentality and struggles of being an addict. They said it helps them through knowing they’re not on their own. The feeling of helping someone through difficult times, just through doing something I enjoy, it’s an unparalleled feeling.
Which Track Of Yours Means The Most To You?
All my songs are very personal, I try to write about real things affecting me, in the hopes people can relate to it on a very personal level. The one that means the most though is “Heaven Knows it’s Now” which us the final track in my EP “Yang” (available from my site www.calboa.co.uk). It’s a track about my brother who unfortunately, and suddenly, passed away last year. It’s always hard to perform, but I feel such a connection to the song. I got his daughter to sing backing vocals on the recording, so it’s a very personal song.
The First-Ever Gig You Played, Can You Remember It? How Was It?
I do actually remember, I was 17 in my first ever band called “The DiYs”, and believe it or not, the music was actually worse than the name. Everyone was really drunk though and invaded the stage. I felt like a fucking rockstar haha.
What Do You Think Is The Key To Success As A Musician?
I’ll let you know if I ever get any! Seriously though, I think it’s a mixture of hard work, dedication and being genuine. Obvious needs a certain skill level too. Saying that, there’s some absolutely fucking shocking artists out there who seem to be killing it, so I really have no idea what it takes.
If You Wasn’t A Musician, What Job Would You Be Doing?
Probably a drug dealer. The only other job I can think of where you can stay up til 5am and get up at 2pm. Aim high and all that.