12 May '11, 3am

Getting real: Unlike many American blues-rock guitarists Bonamassa was influenced by British and Irish players l...

BELIEVE in your music and you'll get to where you want to go. That, said blues-rock guitarist Joe Bonamassa, is what budding musicians ought to remember. The 34-year-old musician will be in Singapore for a concert this weekend at the Esplanade Concert Hall. "People don't respond to what's hip - they respond to conviction," he said over the phone from Los Angeles. "Figure out what you really love and go out there and play with the best of your ability." And that goes for any type of music you might want to produce. "If you're doing really esoteric, like banging on trash cans and making up your own language and shouting out melodies, and you record it and you're happy with it and you've done it to the best of your ability then you've got nothing to be ashamed of," said Bonamassa. "But if you're doing esoteric music and ... you expect 10 million people to buy it, you're setti...

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