We had the good fortune of connecting with Shea Villetet and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Shea, alright, let’s jump in with a deep one – what’s you’re definition for success?
In general, we believe success equates to happiness. For example, if we feel happy about the music we write or shows we perform, we feel as though we are successful. There are many different degrees of success one has the possibility to attain; however, as long as we harbor joyous emotions behind what we do, to us that rings the tone of success. We are still just beginning our journey down the road of music in relative terms and there is a significant amount of room for growth. We feel like we are well on our way to our goals including more touring, new music, and a furthering of our overall knowledge and presence. Covid has been a rather tough and tumultuous time for everyone including us in the artist community and we all just need to continue pressing through in order to reach our individual goals and aspirations. So, in conclusion, we feel as though we are successful; not because we are completely content with where we are, but rather because we are confident we have set the proper foundation in order to continue building into the future.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
Currently, what I am most excited about is the new music we are creating. This pandemic has really given us time to focus on the music and write the best possible songs that we can. As far as the growth of the band, it has been a long road so far. We started with a lot of shows with maybe one or two people in the crowd; but as time passed and we became better musicians and song writers, shows began to change and more momentum started to gain. It is a long process becoming an established band, and we are far from our end goal. That being said, the best advice I could give would be to really focus on the music and the rest of the pieces will fall into place. The biggest obstacle is balancing all the aspects of being in a band including merch, music releasing, writing, creating, videos, touring, local community, relationships with other artists, the list goes on.. Also, another piece of advice is to just keep trying and never stop evolving.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
Well, unfortunately during covid, all of the venues and live music that I would show people is not currently in the framework of San Diego life. Excluding live music, I would take that friend in the ides of the pandemic to Balboa Park to show them some of San Diego’s architecture and culture. Then, from there grab a sandwich at Mona Lisa’s in Little Italy. Then check out the cliffs in ocean beach as well as the longest concrete pier in the world. After that, La Jolla’s Ho Chi Minh trail is another box to check off when visiting San Diego. A dinner would consist of either Ethiopian food in Northpark or Yellow Curry from Bahn Thai in University Heights. Also, Julian is worth checking out for the pie and beautiful drive. Lots of cool hiking on the road out there in the Descanso area.
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