Shane Pi is a rising star from the US and he stopped by for a chat!
Colby: What Do You Enjoy Most About Being A Musician?
Shane: I really love being engaged in the creative process. Whether I am in studio or rehearsal or playing a show, so long as I am actively making music I am happy.
Colby: Which Track Of Yours Means The Most To You?
Shane: I would say “Made for You.” It’s a slow burn track so I knew it wasn’t likely to get the love that some of the others got, but it is super important to me. It is a portrait of the mental state of intimacy with a person I loved deeply. I feel like I really captured a feeling I was trying to express.
Colby: The First-Ever Gig You Played, Can You Remember It? How Was It?
Shane: That would be my 5th-grade talent show in elementary school. I remember it like I was a rock star playing to a cafeteria packed to the brim full of jumping wild kids my age. Honestly, it is more likely that I was fumbling through “crazy train” by Ozzy Osbourne on a brutally out of tune Squier mini strat to an unenthusiastic handful of children. Regardless I got bit by the bug that day and decided I wanted more.
Colby: What Do You Think Is The Key To Success As A Musician?
Shane: Enjoy yourself. You’re not going to make money at first and it is nowhere near as glamorous as it seems. So do it because you love it and just hope that the money follows. That is as far as I have gotten in my career so I can’t give good advice on finding measurable success. All I can say is if you follow the things that make you feel good it will continue to give back in plenty of other ways.
Colby: If You Wasn’t A Musician, What Job Would You Be Doing?
Shane: Probably would have been an animator, graphic designer, or something in video production. I actually do freelance work in those areas quite often and I worked at a production company for about a year before I came to Nashville.