About Starting My Band
Welcome to my Site
Dear artist, thank you for visiting my website where I will continue to post helpful tips and content about starting your music project successfully.
You are here because you are following your dreams and doing everything you can to reach them.
That’s awesome! We are in this together.
How it All Began
My dream started when I went on a school tour at the age of 15 years old. One that might take a long time to reach.
When I was 16 years old I got my first bass guitar as a gift from my dad. The bass guitar was found, hidden under boxes of random acoustic guitars. It felt like finding a lost diamond that just waited there to be collected.
I practised every day to improve and to teach my fingers the scales and to dance to the music.
After finishing high school, I played in various bands where I collected valuable experience, before being signed by a record label as part of a young upcoming band.
It was not until age 22 before I reached success when we released two albums with my band, which also included televised music videos for publicity.
By age 24, I co-started a management, artist promotion, and booking agency for successful and upcoming musical acts. I felt the need to support other musicians and bands and wanted to offer other people the opportunities that I also enjoyed during the time that I succeeded.
I qualified as a teacher with a focus on sports, maths and social pedagogy where I continue to inspire others to reach their dreams and to become the best versions of themselves.
Meet the Main Contributor to This Site
De Wet Kruger
Hi! I’m De Wet Kruger.
I am a South African living in Europe, but I still return to my roots regularly.
On my website, I am sharing helpful tips and content about starting your music project successfully.
Since I also share a passion for kids and teaching, I might add topics related to inspiring parents and kids to reach their musical dreams.
If you have questions or topic requests, please add a comment so that I can answer them through my next blog posts.
I look forward to hearing from you!
De Wet’s Humble Experiences and Accomplishments
- Signed by a Rock Record label
- 1 Nomination for Ghoema Award for Best Rock Album 2012
- 2 Rock albums were released in 2010 and 2012
- 3 Televised Music videos on high rotation
- 4 Band members kept together through thick and thin
Currently Busy With:
- Band and Musician Coach
- Owner at Living Legends & Promotions
- School Teacher & Pedagogical Expert
- Kids Coaching and Motivator