Well, my turn …
I grew up in an artistic environment: my father is a grand piano, organ and accordion player, as well as a great improviser. To me, he is a real musical genius, but hey, it’s my father
. My mother is a painter, and if you see her works, you can easily make a link between colours and sounds. My sister is a great grand piano player too. So guess what instrument I learned at first? Piano! What perspicacity!
I play grand piano since I’m 6, classical training, and could have become a professional player. (My preferences : Liszt, Chopin, Beethoven and Rachmaninov). But it was too elitist and not rock’n’roll enough! So I decided to learn bass guitar and drums by my own. (I had the rhythm in my skin since I was a little boy, because I used to practice my drumming skills with the wooden spoons my mother used for cooking, on the couch. We can still see the marks of my fury on the leather!). I got the “job” of drummer in a local band, without knowing drums! But it worked! We did a lot of concerts and gig, and we went quite famous … in our little town!
Nowadays, I still play drums and bass guitar in a power trio, with 2 other guitar players. The rule: no rules! We completely improvise, as my guitarists are absolutely unable to remember what they played 10 seconds before! But they are great improvisers, so it helps! It must groove, and make your body move. That’s for the spirit!
On the other hands, I didn’t forget my first love: piano. My brain is black and white, like keys. I made 3 albums, at home, alone, on which I play keyboards, grand piano, bass, percussions, and acoustic guitar (just a bit).
Bose® now. I’m developing the L1 business in France, telling my fellow musicians that their dreams come true, and that now, they can play better, nicer, wherever and whatever they want, and so on... you know the script! Working on this product is not a job, it’s a pleasure!
That’s all, folks, you know the essential. See you on the road or on stage, and stay tuned, I have more pictures to show you on the French forum!
And as my friend Wiek says, let’s make some noise!