- 1. Chris Jolley - Progress Suite, Movement 1: Prelude 3.26 159 plays
- 2. Chris Jolley - Progress Suite, Movement 2: Reflect 3.49 93 plays
- 3. Chris Jolley - Progress Suite, Movement 3: Persevere 6.08 261 plays
- 4. Chris Jolley - Progress Suite, Movement 4: Realising Success 8.00 91 plays
I have been writing instrumental music on and off for a long time, having discovered ( thanks to several truly wonderful teachers and very helpful and supportive parents ) just how much I enjoyed writing, and not just playing music.
These days I am embracing and trying to establish a larger audience online, because it is knowing that people have listened to, and hopefully enjoyed my music that keep me writing and creating.
I started out learning to play keyboards when I was around 8 years old thanks to my very supportive and insightful parents, who kept encouraging and inspiring me to keep at it, practice, work harder, and continue to learn. I eventually progressed to other instruments, including the cornet / trumpet, the guitar - which I developed a completely separate passion for, having built up quite a collection of instruments - and have recently turned my hand to other String instruments.
After something of a hiatus, 2012 and 2013 have reminded me how much of a rewarding experience it can be to not just write music, but also to know that people have listened to it and enjoyed it. It is in all honestly the feedback, support, advice, and encouragement of my listeners that have led me to produce more music in the last 6 months than I have in the previous 6 years, and for that I am extremely grateful.
This page, and it's accompanying Band Camp page are here to further that - by listening to and perhaps even purchasing my music, you are actually stoking the fires of inspiration which keep me keen on writing more.
Thank's to everyone who has stood along side me to this point and helped me to begin to further develop one of my greatest passions in life.