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Monday, November 29, 2010

MUSIC: Declan Greenfield's magic sax in Second Life-Sandy Demina reporting


Staff Reporter
• Monday, November 29, 2010
Declan has been playing saxophone for many years in real life. He currently performs in three RL bands . You can see one of the websites at www.bluemoonband.co.uk . While he also sings, he prefers to perform with saxophone. He  brings his smooth romantic sound to second life, performing a mix of soft classical country/50s love songs/and modern love songs. Delclan has also received numerous compliments from owners and other perfomers alike.
During a Declan's concert it's possible to  enjoy his soft romantic sounds that will melt your heart.A great sound for any couples romantic occasion or just to relax.

SANDY:Where are you from?Declan: I am from Wiltshire in England. I have loved music most of my adult life. Playing currently in several live bands in the area. I play alto and tenor saxophone. I enjoy performing as Father Christmas every year. I like to travel, play golf, and write music and poetry. In my time, I have been an Aerospace Project Manager and business consultant.

SANDY:How long have you been playing music?Declan:I have been playing piano and saxophone must of my life.

SANDY:What instruments do you play?Declan:Piano, tenor, alto, soprano saxophone, guitar.

SANDY:How would you describe your style?Declan:Dinner Jazz, easy listening

SANDY:You are a composer too,how long does it take to write a song/piece of music?Declan:OH! Well it can take an hour, a day, a month or a year just depends on inspiration and mood

his, Frank Sinatra, Michael Buble, Sherry Basse, Oscar Peterson, Allison Kraus, Rock Musicians like Status Quo.


SANDY:Where do you get ideas for songs/pieces of music?Declan:Pattie Andel and my son.

SANDY:What has influenced you to get your to where you are today musically?Declan:My mentor Pattie Andel.

SANDY:Which song would you most like to have written?
Declan:I would like to have written Embraceable you, Rhapsody in Blue and Gershwin stuff.

SANDY: How did you discover SL?Declan:I discovered secondlife and joined in 2006 but did not take it up til about 2007. I was encouraged by someone somewhere already here - Phil Setner who I knew on a another program and found other artists who had migrated to Second Life from other programs.

SANDY:what brought you inworld?Declan:Friends already here inworld. Love of music and the opportunity to perform. I have been performing on a website called www.singsnap.com where I recorded over 500 recordings of duets with other artists here InWorld and many others how have not joined SL.

SANDY:Did you ever think to use your real name for what you usually do in Second Life?Declan:NO, but have shared it with my RL bands.

SANDY:What activities do you  like to do here in Second Life when you are not playing?Declan:I spent time with my partner. Visit venues to hear the finest performers and love to dance. I also like to visit the wonderful venues and special places like Ice Skating, Helicopter flying, Msytery houses, amusement parks, playing golf. I esepcially appreciate all the great friends and talent I have found here.

SANDY:Do you like shopping or going to music concerts or art exhibits?Declan:All of that and more. I write poetry and love poetry reads as well. Shopping is good but I know my partner appreciates it more. i have friends who are builders and artist and that part of SL is intriguing to me.

SANDY:Do you think SL can be a valid showcase for your RL works? Declan:Yes I do think so. Think about how many artists are here and how talented they are. It is constant concerts for any genre all day long. It has also exposed me to a wider of variety of artists and genres.

SANDY:In SL did you ever think to open a live music venue?Declan:I have supported many of my friends who have done so. While my focus remains performing and being with my partner.

SANDY:Do you use other kind of digital promotions?  I record onwww.singnsap.com  under the nickname of Trey.
Declan: I have many recordings there. I also have a www.reverbnation.com  website. I also am a member of www.secondnights.com.


SANDY:Where do you see yourself a year from now:will Second Life still exist?Declan: I don't doubt that Second Life will remain, I think that with my own performances has increased my confidence and musical development. I look forward to doing more poetry reads and actually would enjoy private concerts at our SL home. While receiving tips is a wonderful rewarding experience, it is afterall the passion of music that I have and enjoy sharing with others. My saxophone performing is unique here in SL as I use tenor, alto and soprano SAX. I perform live every time and backup tracks accompany me they don't govern my performances.


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