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Editor’s Music Blog Post #002: Mixing it with Max

This week, caught up with Max, at his home to talk through some music ideas. We met for the first time a few weeks ago and caught up over a couple of beers, (after being introduced by my father in law). The meeting brought up surprises and serendipity that I neither of us expected.

Max is my age (40 something) and at our first meeting we had found a connection, in our love for the Ovation and Gibson guitars.  At this week’s meeting, I brought my black Ovation Balladeer (With a cut away). I also have a Les Paul 25 Anniversary with Cherry Sunburst.  Ok, now here’s the spooky part. Max’s Ovation is a cherry sunburst, and his Les Paul…. is black. Without even starting to play the guitars, I’m thinking is he a ‘long lost brother from another mother’?

What did we achieve that night? 1. the decision to gig as a 2piece, we’ve both played live professionally so it was a no brainer 2. a list of 27 covers 3. a name for our act (Yet to be revealed) 4. Some ideas for some new articles 5. A rough plan of attack.

On the note of the plan of attack, I stumbled upon a post (Which URL should explain what it is about), which is relevant to everyone who wants an audience that wants more from you (OK call it a fanbase).


We could be gigging in a months time, as Max knows a few venues, and we’ll definitely be warming up in some open mic.

Another interesting find worth making a mention of, was that there is a full length Alicia Keys concert on YouTube. Great live production (Audio and filming).

Enough time on this keyboard, I need to practice for rehearsal… That is an important tip, simple one, but a golden rule…. Practice for rehearsal, rehearse for performance…

About Jomar Reyes

Jomar Lectures in Creative Industries as well as Digital Media in Marketing at the Danish Institute of Studies Abroad. He also runs the Strategic Media Company, a corporate consultancy agency based in Copenhagen.


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