Trevor Rabin Quotes
My father was the first violinist of the “Johannesburg Symphony Orchestra”, my mother was a concert pianist, my brother was an extraordinary violinist and my sister a wonderful pianist and ballet dancer, so music was a way of life, and I studied piano from the age of six. I got my first guitar at the age of about 11 and taught myself. At the age of about 17, I was doing a lot of session work. I was in a band from about 14 with my "Rabbitt" buddies. We did a lot of playing around the country and in 1969 won the best band competition in South Africa. By 19 I was doing a lot of production and arrangements for records and had many hits in South Africa. In 1972 Neil, the “Rabbitt” drummer, was called up for army duty; at this time I spent a year with an anti apartheid band called "Freedoms Children". I was then called up to the army where I spent a year. After three months of basic training, I was transferred to the entertainment unit where I spent the rest of my time. After the army, Neil Cloud, Ronnie Robot and myself reformed “Rabbitt” . We had a great time and the band did well touring and selling multiplatinum albums.
I'm happy to say that I have not been fired off a film. The score is usually the last thing to be done. So a lot lands on the scores shoulders. A lot of problems that seem to have nothing to do with the music gets blamed on the music , because it's relatively cheap to change, where as a reshoot etc is not. Music is often expected to help or fix bad cuts, bad acting, bad filming, bad timing, you name it.
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