Chris Busche Band
Chris Busche started music at the age of 11 on the pots and pans. Encouraged by his parents they purchased him his first drum set days after he showed the interest. Growing up in Nanaimo BC, Canada he played in a band called Southgate with childhood friends and many replacements along the way. Chris was drummer and lead vocalist which was next to unheard of for the genre they were playing. The band did very well and gave him a base to land his next project on. Always showing interest in guitar but never taking the time to practice Chris took the chance when Southgate parted ways. Always joking about doing a solo project this was the perfect opportunity. taking the guitar serious as a "guitar player" Chris took his music to a whole different level breaking a lot of barriers he had previously set up and stepping into many different genres along the way.
During the recording of The Walls we Build, Chris also wrote and recorded a full length album titled Chris Busche - Songs From 1461 which is a completely different musical concept than The Walls we Build. More of a Experimental/Folk/Rock album. With completion of recording The Walls we Build Chris had it mixed by Rick Salt (David Go Go, Irish Rovers) in Nanaimo BC, and masterd by Jim Brick @ Absolute Audio in New Jersey. After a brief tour of the west coast, constant internet radio airplay worldwide and a deal with Attack Media Group, Chris Busche is quickly becoming recognized as one of Canada's hardest working independent acts.
In Chris' own words:
I started playing music in 1998 with a few guys from my school. Ever since day one of starting that band, music has been the biggest part of my life. When I first started playing, I knew that this was not just a hobbie of mine but is my career, my passion. That's why I keep striving forward, I dont want to stop here. I want my music to be my own time capsule. My songs will forever hold a part of me. So it has taken me this long, to make something out of this, the reason we had started was not why we kept doing it. Sometimes you are unsure what you are doing. Sometimes you lose confidence. But if u just keep playing, and dont think about what it is you want the song to be , and think about what the song is, that is when it is written in its proper form and flows naturally.
I thought I knew when I started playing what kind of musician I was, and what path i would take, but over the last 10 years, most of all the last year, have I really seen my strengths and have seen the options in my music career. I know that all I can do is keep practicing and keep thinking up ways to better what it is I work so hard for. The things I have over come already as a musician is enough for me to be confident and move with big steps forward without looking back.
As my music career moves ahead it feels like I am leaving behind the things that made me become the musician I am today. It takes a long time to realize there will be alot of bands you will play with over the years, and there will be lots that you wont, but know that everyone is just the same as you. They all have their own idea of what music is to them. They all know what they like & they all practice just like you, some more than others. Always be greatful you had the chance to play with all those other musicians, what you may of picked up unknowingly is what makes music neverending.