We had a chance to interview Jacob Woolley of No Strings Attached. He is an incredible music with an excellent story.
Anchor Music – Rob: What inspired you to play music?
Jacob: When I was 5 I used to bang on pots and pans. Rush, ACDC, Yes, and Boston are bands I grew up listening to. I wanted to be in music. There isn’t a specific time. It is in my heart and my passion. I designed [my tattoo] when I had chemo. The purple stands for testicular cancer and royalty. The right side is tattered and worn like a flag from the elements. It is the side that was worn. The left side is from Greek mythology and means divine power. God brings you through it. There is a cross on my back.
Anchor Music – Rob: How has your faith inspired music?
Jacob: Let me think. I have always been exposed to the Christian scene and in a spiritual place. My former pastor let me play the congas. There wasn’t a drum set. I have natural rhythm. In 6th grade I was in drum line. My church grew and got a drum set. I was terrible. I had rhythm but was newbie.
Anchor Music – Rob: You think you know what you’re doing. Me playing guitar for a long time helped me to get that rhythm. I saw a guy that was blind and was jamming for a client. He had rhythm and soul. It rocked my world.
Jacob: I played with a blind bass player before. That dude has soul.
Anchor Music – Rob: What projects do you have going on?
Jacob: I am in No Strings Attached. He gave me business cards. We are a variety band that plays anything and everything from Bob Marley to Stevie Wonder. The covers have our own spin. We have a book of lyrics. We want to build a repertoire. The lead singer is from New York and has lots of knowledge. She understands the minute details. We are on Soundcloud. They are nice people with an innate soul. We are playing Big Woodrows on September 13th. I have been to a lot of concerts. Rush is my favorite band. I have a project with Gilbert. I used to be in Caliber. I would like to play music for a living.
Anchor Music – Rob: Who are your favorite drummers?
Jacob: Phil Collins, Don Henley, Neil Pert, and Carter Benford
Anchor Music – Rob: Thank you for the time.
Jacob: It was an honor.
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