It's amazing what can happen from one day to the next. And sometimes it's a result of 1 minute of time that you invested the previous week! I was at home the other week having a play on my piano when I started to hear some amazing electric guitar playing. I assumed that it was a CD that one of the neighbours in my unit block was playing. After a little while I realised that it was in fact someone playing the guitar live! It piqued my interest because it was so good, so I went outside to see if I could determine which unit the music was coming from. After which I then decided to leave my little business card and a note to the person playing, introducing myself and see if they would be interested in 'having a jam' one time!
Low and behold a week later I received a text from my neighbour, who had been the guitarist and he was interested in meeting me! We've since met for coffee to get each other's musical background experience and chat more, and today we had a bit of a jam with a couple of my original songs and some covers to see how we 'meshed'! We really played well together, me on piano and vocals and he on acoustic guitar. We decided to get music to a bunch of covers and meet up once a week to practise, and eventually work towards doing gigs together, which would expand the kind of music I play as a solo singer-songwriter pianist! It really got the creative juices flowing and I am now very pleased i took the minute to leave a note in my neighbour's mailbox!
The one thing I am learning about the music industry (and anything really), is it always pays to be proactive. Make things happen, if you sit back and wait for them you'll be waiting a very very long time!
Music is Love is Life