Written for Kurrent Music
Published January 15th 2016
When you’re an artist yourself, you tend to meet other artists easily, but usually at music events. I met the guitar player of Aspen Gems in one of the most unexpected places. I was working for the government, a city hall, for a brief moment and he was part of the online web management team too.
It’s like I have a bit of a radar for spotting creative people. Some people just have artistry written all over them, so even in daily attire, I knew there was something different to him from other employees. When I heard about his alternative rock band, I wasn’t at all surprised.
The Aspen Gems have turned out to be a lovely surprise to me musically, too. They are almost Keane-like in the music they make, which works fine for me. You know, while the original Keane is still on their hiatus, of course…