I was born in Warner Robbins, Ga in 1971 to a musical family. A military brat, I've lived in New York, Mississippi, Florida, Hawaii, but most of my adult life in Georgia. I felt ungrounded having moved every year of my life, so I sought refuge in music.
My mentor and brother Adam brought me into this magical world of semi-insane characters AKA musicians. Years of ups and downs musically trying to work with bands/duos, I found myself performing solo at a restaurant in Vinings, Ga. After three years of performing and staring at a Kawaii logo, my life started- I met my wife.
During these years I composed these piano musical works and released the cd in 1997 called "Watching You ~ Watching Me". This is a second release of the music, but digitally mixed and remastered.
I now have a beautiful daughter, wife, and great friends. I perform in a cover band locally and enjoy the interaction of other musicians. I also have a recording studio in West Ga and try to help other artists realise their dreams.
I have been lost, confused, depressed, betrayed, but now I'm found, focussed, joyful, and learning to trust again.
Whenever I've set goals, they were usually too high for me to reach by myself. If it weren't for friends and their giving, I would not be typing this. I've heard that perseverance is all you need to succeed, but whenever a desire becomes an obsession, the dream will elude you. So I dream, yet live. I go after my goals, but don't let them rule over me. A dream becomes reality when a dreamer stops dreaming.
Art is supposed to be shared. I believe an Artist is defined as (obviously) -
One who CREATES art, but is willing to share it with others, open to criticism.
This is what helps define his abilities and challenges him to be better than average.
He must be willing to explore, innovate, develop, and complete the piece.
The time it takes to develop a work is up to the Artist, but he should not hide his work in fear of the Critics & yes "I am my worse critic".
So I decided to get over myself and share my "art".
I truly hope you enjoy it.
Alex Patrick Burley