After two weeks because the best-selling music e-book on Amazon in Sweden and quite a few glowing worldwide evaluations, Backstage Go: The Grit and the Glamour, a non-fiction novel written by Newborough musician Joe Matera about life as a musician, has reached Australia cabinets in June.
Australian guitarist, rock journalist and most lately revealed creator Joe Matera will arrive in Sale on Thursday (August 4th) to launch his novel on the Port of Sale from 7pm.
Mr. Matera guarantees to ship a e-book launch like no different.
“It will not be your typical e-book launch occasion,” he mentioned.
“I’ll speak concerning the e-book and browse from it, and there might be a Q&A session, however after that, I’ll do a mini-concert for an extra factor.”
Born in Kyabram, Victoria, Joe Matera was born with music in his veins.
“Once I was rising up, the radio was at all times on,” he mentioned.
“Within the 70s (and 80s), there was a weekly music present referred to as Countdown on ABC. I might watch it each week. The countdown cemented my love for music.
“So, at age 15, I discovered to play the guitar on my own, enjoying together with my dad and mom’ document assortment.”
Matera took his childhood love of music into maturity, turning it into his career.
“I joined my first band within the late ’80s,” he mentioned.
“I performed with a number of teams earlier than going solo and signed with a number of labels.”
Joe Matera’s expertise on stage and residing the lifetime of a musician gave the Australian guitarist an enormous head begin when he began his job as a rock journalist.
Between 1999 and 2011, Matera revealed over 600 articles, interviewing a number of the largest stars in rock historical past.
“I’ve interviewed bands like Aerosmith, Kiss, Bon Jovi, P!nk, Foo Fighters, which have been featured in magazines like Steel Hammer and Complete Guitar”, he mentioned.
All through his journey as a rock musician and journalist, Matera stored journals, documenting his experiences and the realities of life as a touring musician.
When COVID arrived, he, like each different musician, was unable to carry out. With time readily available, Mr. Matera turned to his outdated journals and began writing.
“(The e-book) is principally what it is wish to be an artist,” Matera mentioned.
“It is plenty of onerous work and simply regular individuals who have a expertise for creating music.
“It highlights that music idols are actually simply individuals and that it is not about cash, it is about love.
“It hasn’t been simple, however enjoying guitar is what I really like, and music is my calling.
“What develops your character and who you’re are the experiences you’ve in life; my e-book covers this.
“Backstage Go is only a actually good e-book about music and artists.”
Reservations are important to see Joe Matera at Port of Sale.
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