Many people are curious as to who I am and why I don’t display much info about me on this site. After much deliberation I have decided to write a little about me and the 12 Notes story. If you would really like to know then read on. First, let me say, I hate being in the spotlight so this has me out of my comfort zone…:-)
My name is Denver Chetty and I am South African, born and raised on the outskirts of the beautiful, sunny city of Durban. I am an entrepreneur, web designer, musician (bass and guitar), teacher, singer and songwriter. I started playing in 1991. I sold my bike to buy my first guitar. It was about R100 (Rands – roughly $7 ). It wasn’t anything special but for me it is THE most important musical instrument I have owned so far. I practiced on it daily. I had that for 10 years and owe so much to that first guitar. I then went on to study music at university and later web design, development and graphics.
I have a small web services company and I teach guitar privately. I have never had the desire to be a performer. I love being the one who is behind the scenes, helping artists achieve their goals and dreams, exactly what I am doing now. However, in saying that, I love playing and singing, so much so that I actually wrote and recorded a song and shot a music video for it in 2013. I was trying to write a gospel song but ended up writing a Christmas song instead.
If you are interested, check out my song at www.cdbaby.com/denverc.
I have already written a full album and hope to record it one day. Failing that I would like to get artists to sing my songs. So, if anyone is looking for a song to record contact me and we will see if you would be interested in singing any of my songs.
I started 12 Notes because I wanted to give unsigned, independent artists, teachers, students and other people in the music world a platform for their music to be heard and and their stories to be told. I have encountered so many talented people who have nowhere to turn because it is either too expensive or you have to be connected to get in.
12 Notes is a website dedicated to music, musicians, music teachers & music students. We aim to promote everything to do with music, starting at the local level – from your homes, to your schools, concert halls, concerts, recordings, videos and everything in between.
We are dedicated to promoting the new and unknown musicians, singers, songwriters, educators etc.
We want to be a resource for anyone interested in pursuing music as a career or just for fun.
Our vision is to create and maintain an all-inclusive platform that prioritizes music and the people making music.
No matter an individual or an entity’s role in the world of music, we want to create a platform for collaboration, connection, creativity and celebration!
The critical elements that make up 12 Notes are as follows:
- Music Blog (current format)
- Social Network for musicians, singers, teachers, students and everyone else who is involved in the world of music (Phase 2 – currently in development)
- Music Distribution to all online music retailers (Phase 3)
- 12 Notes Radio Station (in the process of setting up)
- YouTube channel promoting and interviewing people in the world of music
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