“Practice makes perfect.” It’s a phrase that the boys from Chasing Amber and I have heard as much as anyone, and plan to put to the test. Two additions to the band recently boosted numbers to an uncommon six members, and with all the roles filled and prepared, practice has flown to new heights.
The one-car garage with three car-loads of equipment and instruments inside is dimly lit by colored light bulbs that according to Cameron, lead singer “prepares ourselves for the atmosphere of playing shows.” I can’t argue with that logic, being the most inexperienced member of the band. But I go along with the lights because simply they look awesome while we're playing and having a good time.
Lately the practice atmosphere has changed. Since our band has found all its members the practice has become somewhat two-toned. We go from extreme seriousness and dedicated music making, to playing time for young adults at the local bar.
Chasing Amber is fortunate to feel we have great potential in the music industry,but also, We're genuine friends.
I think we can all agree that life goes more smoothly when you surround yourself with people whose company you enjoy. That is the key to the success of Chasing Amber’s early practice sessions and the many that are to come.
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My name is Jamie Sturgeon, and I am one of the founding members of Chasing Amber consisting of members; Cameron Roderick, Brandon Roderick, Austin Stevenson, Dustyn Locke. I am in the second year of the Professional Writing program at Algonquin College. I only have about 4 years of experience under my belt but with my talented band- mates, we think we've created a group that has the potential to break into the music industry. My blog will document Chasing Amber's early days.
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