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.