This is the third week we’re featuring awesome Presskit.to users that rep their projects and our new theme, Gray Steel, the best! Each week, we ask these talented creators one question: “What Drives You?”
Click around the Big D and the Kids Table’s Presskit embedded below and then scroll down to see what drives lead singer, Dave McWane!View on Presskit.to
With a nearly twenty year tenure up their sleeves, Big D & the Kids Table have earned their stripes and remain one of the most relevant ska-punk bands in popular culture. They’ve toured with the Vans Warped Tour six times and have now released nine studio albums, the most recent of which was a double album, Stomp and Stroll, released on June 11, 2013. And they aren’t planning on slowing down any time soon with a busy 2014 ahead of them.Success is sweet, but there’s something bigger that keeps David McWane from Big D so driven:
"What drives me; what inspires me?
I would say there are two angles for this answer with me: Artistry + Society.
With artistry, it is my addiction to music. I believe there are people who want to be in a band and then there are musicians. People who want to be in a band have goals set to achieve success within the music business and if they don’t reach those goals, they have the ability to walk away from music and try something else. Musicians are infected with music so deeply that not even poverty will stop them from creating and playing music. I am a musician: I have an inability to stop.
With society, I would say fear drives me. Many people will work 8 hours a day for someone else. I believe that the fear of spending my life always working for someone else’s dreams to come into fruition is dreadful. I believe if you do have a job that eats up, 8 hours + commute = 10 hours a day, then you have to try your best and spend at least half that on your dreams each day. As an artist you must be productive during your productive years.
All in all, persistence is my gift.” -D
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Written by Steph Smith