I was on stage, singing my guts out to a very quiet, but attentive audience. I started to feel insecure and in the back of my mind, I thought “I think I’m going to give this up. Maybe it’s time to quit.”
I looked out at the audience and there was an “older” gentleman who looked me in the eyes and showed me a thumbs-up. When we ended our set, he came up to me and said “You really must love what you do because I see your passion beaming from you”. I think it must have been one of the nicest things someone has said to me and I confessed that I was considering giving up. He said “Don’t ever give up your gift, you’re too good to quit. Your passion for music will keep you alive.”
It was quite a profound moment and one wonders sometimes whether they were there especially to give you that message. Now, when I feel despondent on stage, I think of his words and sing my heart out. Anyway that’s my story … ?
Wendy, singer for Backbeat
PS: I get the biggest joy when I see small children dance to our music. There have been several beautiful moments at Ferrymans, from toddlers to pre-teens. This weekend was another beauty! Thanks for the opportunity to make lasting memories.