When I posted my first video in 2007, I used the built-in webcam and microphone that came with my laptop. It was fairly standard to post singing videos of that quality back then. All the singing and playing was live, you couldn't customize a thumbnail, there was no "like" button, VEVO did not exist... I could go on forever. For the longest time, I truly believed that live acoustic videos on a webcam were all I needed when I returned to YouTube late 2013. Clearly, times have changed, the fans spoke, and I listened. Here are music video style covers that so many of you have asked for. Since this is the phase that I am in currently, this phase shall be called, "Phase Now" :)
There were times when I believed that my music career was over because the majority of my time was spent running Musique & working at JustKiddingFilms... both of which didn't require me to perform music. I didn't quite know if I would ever post another singing video on YouTube again. I was still performing and active on YouTube, but I definitely wasn't singing very much.
When we were just friends in November 2013, Daniel (@wolfejams) and I collaborated on a live acoustic cover of "Hold On, We're Going Home" by Drake. As you can see in this playlist, we decided to continue making music while slowly sitting closer and closer together in videos. ;)
Daniel currently takes care of everything music-related on my channel. He is my music producer, guitarist, mentor, singing partner, and so much more. I believe that his amazing talent for music, dedication to my channel, and unconditional support in everything I do is one of the main reasons why I have been able to return to the music scene.
Thank you to my family, friends, Daniel, and YOU for supporting me through this journey. I am incredibly grateful to have you all in my life.
Many of our videos can be found on Daniel's channel!
Daniel Wolfe // http://www.youtube.com/wolfejams
Many of these videos were filmed in my home teaching studio! When my home studio began overflowing with music students, I decided to open Musique Music Academy in San Gabriel, California. This is when I took a break from my own channel to run Musique while helping to build the JustKiddingFilms channels.
Musique Music Academy // http://www.musiquemusicstudio.com
The good old days. I was 18 years young, a junior at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), and filming live videos with a built-in laptop camera.
I had no idea that my random cover of "Bed" by J Holiday would change my life. :)