Monday Memmel Motivation

Watching a film and I was struck by this quote:

“Sometimes it is the people no one imagines anything of who do the things that no one can imagine.”

It is true… some (or many!) people may not be able to imagine your capabilities. Don’t hold it against them or try to over-prove yourself with posturing and language.

Do. Demonstrate. Act. Show. You have a unique gift and ability. Use it to bring joy and goodness to the world. This is the way to change perception.

Put in some Saturdays Series

“Put in the hours, build sweat equity in your passion – in your craft, then practice like everything depends on it… because it does. The world desperately needs your unique gifts, talents, and abilities.” – Tony Memmel

Putting in some Saturdays

“You’re so lucky!” “Man, you’re living the dream.” – Two of the most common things I hear from people… and they are right, but that is not all.

Almost all luck and dream living are yielded from hard work. It wasn’t luck that pushed me to stay up way past when the house and neighborhood were asleep with my headphones plugged into a practice amp, practicing scales and chords until my little arm bled, and my fingers were raw.

The best news is BECAUSE it ISN’T luck, this is in you, too. You are capable. You are able. If you have a goal, or a dream, don’t think you’ll never work a day in your life… think you’ll work harder than you could or would in ANY other capacity.

How can I help you today!? DM me, or comment here.

It’s Saturday. The world is breaking for the weekend. Perfect chance to get after it.

NEW VIDEOS: Update on New Kidspace Kids and Family Music Project…

KIDSPACE STUDIOS, my new project where I’m teaming up with a team of educators and parents to make fun, educational, good-quality music for children and families is up and running! We’re releasing new videos each and every week! If you like this sampling, PLEASE click the subscribe button within the YouTube videos. I’d love to keep you posted about all this new music, and the fun we’re having.

Baby Memmel arriving November 2018!

Our BIGGEST and most exciting news yet…

November 2018: We can’t wait to meet and introduce you to Baby Memmel!!

Lesleigh and I are beyond excited and truly blessed. It’s been a healthy pregnancy thus far, and we can’t wait to share more updates with you in the months to come!

I Know We’ll Get There

“I Know We’ll Get There” is a song that is near and dear to our hearts. We dedicate it to anyone who is working on a dream.

Four years ago this week, Lesleigh and I were in NYC, competing in the VH1 & Republic Records’ “Make a Band Famous” competition. It was a 24-hour battle of the bands, live-streamed all over the world.

In the overnight round of the contest, we were given just a few hours to write a brand new song from scratch. Sleep-deprived but fueled by the support of our incredible friends and fans, we wrote our song, “I Know We’ll Get There.”

Every time we sing this song, we’re grateful for #MemmelNation and the hundreds of thousands of votes that got us to 4th place (out of 2,500+ bands!).

Please take a listen and reminisce with us here!

Van Hise Elementary & Tony Memmel – Not Gonna Lose My Song

It was a joy to be an artist-in-residence this semester, working on songwriting with the students at Van Hise Elementary in Madison, Wisconsin!

Over the course of two months, I assembled videos, interacted with students via Skype, and concluded our work together with a week-long in-person school visit and concert.

“Not Gonna Lose My Song” was written by: Van Hise Elementary 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders, Margaret Jenks, Lesleigh Memmel, and Tony Memmel in one 90 minute session.

It was the culmination of all we’d talked about. No melodies or lyrics were pre-written. The purpose was to work on an idea from initial concept to completion.

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