Hey guys! This is my back-story, neatly pressed into just 2 pages!
Here we gooo!…
So I’ve always had a keen interest in the arts. I just love being creative! I remember my childhood days where family get-togethers involved me and my brother taking pencil and paper to our aunt and uncle’s houses. Armed with a hardcopy book to press on (usually an Asterix digest) we were more than content to doodle away while the rest of the family chatted.
One of my more serious projects involved drawing the concept artwork for a third-person video game that I was set to release, complete with 15-20 pretty interesting characters. I was about 14 years old at the time, and had big dreams. And the dreams just didn’t stop…
This was about the age I first picked up the guitar, and roughly the same time my brother had. We’d always shared key interests with each other and this was no different. Mom taught us the ropes, having played guitar for a number of years herself, and pretty soon we were off to the races! We began playing from tabs on the net, guitar magazines, and of course at church, where the idea to start playing first entered our minds.
It was not until I started to sing that the passion for music really bit me. My first memories of singing, were of course at church, singing back-up for one of the worship leaders. All of a sudden my voice was booming over the PA system and hey, I could hold a tune! I played at camps, youth events and even progressed to worship leader duties. It felt great that I could lead a congregation in song and of course it was a huge privilege to be serving the church in a way that seemed so natural to me.
Then those artists like Hillsong United and Mercy Me started coming through and we were like “maann, we have to play those songs!”. They sounded so great that I just wanted to start singing them at each service. And so we did. Some were good. Others were shockingly bad. After a few failed attempts literally squeaking at the high notes, I realised that I still had a looooong long way to go as a singer! 🙂
… to be continued
Sean David is an up and coming singer/songwriter from Port Elizabeth, South Africa.