“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
After traveling to Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Cambodia, and Taiwan, we returned to Washington D.C. for a debrief at the U.S. Department of State. We played a concert and shared our reflections on the amazing opportunities we had just experienced.
“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.
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It’s Saturday. The world is breaking for the weekend. Perfect chance to get after it.
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.
“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!).