CHRISTIAN Power has been working solidly in the music industry for almost 30 years.
He regularly performs live on stage with his three piece band, Lonesome Train. The band also tours, having recently returned from Tamworth.
Notably, the band performed ‘two tours of duty’, entertaining the troops in the Solomon Islands in 2011 and East Timor last year.
“I loved hearing about Bob Hope and the Andrew Sisters doing this type of thing decades ago and it was something I was thinking about, so when my agent suggested it, it was easy to say, ‘yes’.”
“There’s no doubt that performing live is still the main attraction for me, I love the reaction of the crowd.”
Power also teaches guitar and bass, as well as mentoring students wanting to follow in his footsteps.
“I’ve been teaching guitar since high school now and seeing my own students do well and improve to the point where they become my peers in this industry, well that’s also a thrill for me.”
Next up for Power is the recording of a new CD but he’s just as happy to promote his students’ CDs.
“Years ago, if you wanted to promote your music in Australia, it was simple – you focussed on getting on ‘Countdown’ but now there are so many options.”
He attributes his longevity in the industry to being a ‘jack of all trades’. ”To make a living in this business, you have to be able to do it all; be a musician, a songwriter, your own booking agent, do your own publicity, get involved in recording and sales, as well as be an entrepreneur.”
Power is available to kick start musical hobbies or careers and provides guitar and base tuition for all styles and all levels of ability from his home studio in Austinmer.
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