4 out of 4 stars
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Good Gigs Bad Gigs by Piano Steve Lynch depicts the penchant and drive to achieve one's goal. Steve Lynch, a passionate pianist, started enhancing his talent in piano from a tender age and was raised by a family that supported him in building his talent. Unbeknownst to him, situations become nasty; he is faced with so many challenges in his music career that put his determination to excel to the test.
Steve Lynch, in the course of his career, met some talented people who played gigs with him. However, he was betrayed by them. Notwithstanding the setbacks, he continued his journey from one gig to another, facing different challenges. His strong desire to succeed led him to tour and perform in so many countries and cities. His love for American music drove him to ecstasy, keeping him far from home for over ten years. He had to make so many sacrifices that became significant in the latter part of his life.
I love music, and this book piqued my interest the moment I saw it. In this first-person narrative, the author created a precise scenario of the 1990s, depicting the lifestyle — from music to the outdated cars and phones in New York City. The author talked about his music journey in a way that would arouse passion and motivate anyone struggling to get their desired career on the right footing. He shared the good, the bad, and the ugly experiences of becoming a top-notch music icon. In Steve's world, music ruled supreme, and he spared no words to express this in his writing. The author's narrative technique was explicit, and the use of pictures made the story more assimilating.
Steve was clear about what he wanted to communicate in this book. The narrative centered on his love for music. However, the author also gave insight into his personality beyond music. The writing was clear and flowed seamlessly. The plot was also well arranged properly. The author's descriptions were fantastic; he made me develop a special love for the beautiful sights in Canada, Las Vegas, Japan, and other cities and countries he traveled to perform.
There are a few grammatical errors in the book. The editors did an excellent job of keeping the mistakes at a minimum. I recommend this book to lovers of music and a well-written autobiography.
I would rate the book 4 out of 4 stars because there was nothing I disliked about it. The writing was clear, concise, and straightforward, and the editing was professional.
Good Gigs Bad Gigs
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