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The 'late bloomer'

Ana Madigibuli
Monday, June 02, 2014

BEING exposed to music at a young age and having to grow up listening to The Temptations, Kenny Rogers and Village People changed the way David Rounds looks at music today.

While growing up, Rounds did not really take interest in the music industry until he was in high school.

Rounds, who appeared on Season Four of the Make it Count Show, has been playing in bands such as the Fiji Fusion and Déjà vu and he will be part of the All Back Home reconnect music event in June.

"For me I was sort of a late bloomer when it came to music but my dad had old records that I always loved listening to back then," Rounds said.

"On playing an instrument, I had to learn how to play a guitar from a friend and he was willing to teach me a few guitar chords.

"From there I started writing my own songs, so music became a big part of my life."

He said it was a great opportunity for younger artists to be able to play alongside well recognised musicians who had the skill and experience.

"The International Jazz and Blues Festival this year was a good opportunity for me to perform for many people and this is the second music event that I will be a part of.

"I have learned so much from the bands that I have performed with especially since they have many experienced musicians and vocalist and I thank them for their tremendous support.

"The musicians who will be part of the All Back Home reconnect music event are the pioneers of the music industry here in Fiji, they have stamped their mark in the local music scene and have given hope to young artists like me."

He said just getting to meet those experienced musicians would be a great honour for him and to hear of their stories and challenges would surely motivate us to do better for the music industry.








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