I started playing skiffle in 1956.My family moved to New Zealand in 1959 when I joined a band playing Rock n Roll guitar and vocals..I stayed with this band for 17 years including several as the drummer when the band was 9 piece with a brass section. I have toured NZ with many NZ and overseas artists. I now have a trio, bass/drums and me on guitar and vocals playing whatever is required from Party type gigs to quiet jazz background.
I perform for a lot of corporate gigs as well as pubs/clubs/weddings/shop promo's etc.
I have a very extensive repertoire inc jazz,rock n roll,rock,waltzes,Latin m.o.r ,you name it.
I don't play punk, rap etc, they're not genres I get into to..
being a professional musician means giving good customer service.
I am kind of semi retired now but still enjoy playing.
Winning the guitar tune of the month was a huge surprise and has given me lots of encouragement to continue.
Frequently my renditions are included into the top 10 in their genre.
I know its not a big deal but it does make one feel a little satisfied.