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Curtain Call

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Introduction

Curtain Call James had achieved to a certain degree what he'd set out to in life. He didn't want to be just "another person" who'd be forgotten about within a generation or two. He wanted to go down in history as something more. His path to fame wasn't easy but he knew it never would be. Looking back at his life it is ironically comparable to a gig. There are a number of times and features in his life that could be found in or around one of his shows. Right from the hard worked rehearsal before the show all the way to the curtain call. Before any show is played songs need to be written. James had been writing songs ever since he could play guitar starting out by just strumming a number of chords, most of which clashed as he had no idea of key's or theory. But what did it matter? To James writing songs was an escape, from the outside world. By the age of fourteen James had written a few songs mostly about things in his life. He rarely played them to friends. In fact many of the songs are still unheard today, but as he grew older his songwriting progressed. He was now playing more complex patterns and chords that fitted well with each other. ...read more.

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As they phrase go's "practice makes perfect" and playing in a band is no exception to this rule. Adverse effects practiced more and more as time went on, as they took the band more seriously when they practiced became more of an issue. Practices were few and far between at points as the band were forced to practice at school due to a lack of equipment which meant competing for practice time with other bands, however the band were happy to practice whenever they could. Practices usually ran smoothly but quite often tension ran high as practices were after school and it only took one person to be in a bad mood for everything to kick off, a number of times someone walked out of practice which would result in the practice falling apart. For example, on one practice in particular which was significant in the bands history was at the age of 16, the band were having their standard practice in "M7" when after a practice of Fake Tales Of San Francisco, Lewis commented to Matt that he was out of time. At an already tense practice it was the spark that set things off. Matt took his guitar placed it in his case and left. This despite the other member's best attempts to continue signaled the end of the practice. ...read more.

Conclusion

After he had gone the whole band had a good laugh at his expense. At exactly six forty-five pm the band manager knocked on the door and came in announcing it was time to go on stage for a seven o'clock start. Much to Abi's disappointment as she was about to break a record on Guitar Hero, she however paused the game and left a polite notice explaining if anyone touched it they were as good as dead. The band then started the slow walk down the corridor; no-one said a word. There was no need to, the band was in harmony, they knew this could be their big break and so were determined to give it everything they had. James picked up his nicely polished Epiphone Les Paul and gave it a strum to check in was in-tune, what came next surprised the whole band. The crowd which had now noticed the bands arrival even behind the curtain by the chord on guitar started screaming and shouting. It was deafening. Just then they saw the curtain slowly opening and the multi colored lights flashing everywhere, with a spotlight focused on each one of them, as the curtain was fully drawn back it was evident just how big the crowd really was. This really was their big shot. . . . ...read more.

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