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I remember hearing this Hindi song with cool guitar solos and that’s where my obsession for the guitar grew. I started playing the synthesizer when I was 4 and my stage performance was before 1000 people with an orchestra. I left playing after.
Since the age of 12, I have wanted to play the guitar and I'd often picture myself playing in front of thousands of people. I have been a distracted kid with fluctuating interests, which is the reason why my parents didn't buy me a guitar for the first few years and studies were never my cup of tea.
As a , I was told things like "You can't play the guitar, it's not for you." but I didn’t let that affect me.
During my 12th boards, my parents promised to buy me a guitar and the day my boards ended, we entered a music store and bought an electric guitar.
While being a vocalist in a heavy metal act in Chandigarh, I was learning to play the guitar alongside. I was living my dream, whether it being on the stage or people coming to me for photographs (I even ended up signing autographs). I had seen this video where the guy raised his hand up in the air and the crowd started shouting, my unoriginal and plagiarist self did the same, and the feeling was unreal when the crowd shouted.
It all hit rock bottom when the band separated after a few years. Many of my projects after failed due as well. I was almost on the verge of selling off my gear and didn’t wish to play anymore.
I came back to Mumbai after my graduation. One fine day, I got a call from someone and that's where the idea of a solo project came up. I'm currently freelancing and playing a few shows. It's a great start. Next month, I'll be releasing an instrumental track complete with a video. I'm also writing more songs to get the engine running.
I have one life, extremely supportive parents and friends and all the artillery that I can possibly ask for. I want to do a lot of things in life, I can't sit and think "Oh! I wish I could've done this" I will work it out and be what the 12-year-old me dreamt of.