Wed, 5 May 2010
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Artist - Isaboe
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As a mostly self taught musician, Isaboe has been composing songs since she picked up the guitar at 14. Her foray into musicianship was at around 5 yrs when her Dad taught her to play paradiddles on the snare drum of his old 50's Ludwig drumkit, complete with leather heads. Not long after, her Mum took all the kids to piano classes, but this came to an abrupt holt when their teacher moved to Africa. A host of other extra curricula activities like ballet classes and sports were starting to hog the attention. So for some years, aside from tinkering on the family piano or tuning into the radio, the musical inclination mostly lay dormant.
This all changed in highschool with music class on the timetable, and a whole new social life exposing another world of musical tastes and influences. Pulling out the old Ludgwig, drums became the most exciting indoor sport on the planet. Bashing away to The Police, a musical discovery from her older sister's boyfriend, Isaboe's enthusiasm convinced Dad that it was time to buy a drumkit of her own (lest he might end up with a hole in his leather heads).
It was about this time she pulled out an old classical guitar from her sister's cupboard and started to learn from chord books and working out songs by ear. Not long after, she also took up saxophone lessons. Jazz was added to her growing repertoie of musical tastes.
Henceforth, music became her favourite pastime, and over the following years she wrote many songs, dabbling in garage bands and producing a few studio demos and many multi-track home recordings in the process. With a massive catalogue of songs of varying genres under her compositional belt, it was time to share her music with others.