with Sacha Galvagna of Carta
Name: Sacha Galvagna
QRD – How old were you when you first realized you wanted to be a professional musician?
Sacha – I never really wanted to be a professional musician, I just wanted to make music from an early age, my father played classical guitar & listened to Django.
QRD – What are a few highlights of your musical career?
Sacha – Rosa Mota, Horsepower, Charles Atlas, Carta & The Co-op.
QRD – At what age did you decide you wanted to become a father?
Sacha – Always wanted to be a father.
QRD – What are some positive & negative impacts your family has had on your career?
Sacha – Positive: My wife has given me a lot of freedom whilst I work on my musical projects.
QRD – What are some positive & negative impacts your career has had on your family?
Sacha – Negative: lack of monetary rewards.
QRD – Has your daughter effected the music you make &/or listen to?
Sacha – No.
QRD – Have you had problems with the lack of steady money from a musical career providing the security you feel necessary in your household?
Sacha – My wife provides money while I look after child & home, it works very well for us.
QRD – Given the limitations having a family has on being a touring musician, would you have toured more earlier in life if you’d known?
Sacha – I have toured enough.
QRD – Do you think being a father or a musician has a greater impact on your community?
Sacha – I would say they have different impacts.
QRD – Would you rather see your child eventually become a musician or parent?
Sacha – Whatever she wants.
QRD – Both family & music seem like things that will take up as much of your time as you’re willing to put in. How do you end up dividing your time?
Sacha – When my child is asleep I do music.
QRD – What does your daughter think of your music?
Sacha – She doesn’t care for it much.
QRD – Do you think you could ever do a musical project with your child?
Sacha – We do. We have songs we sing to each other.
QRD – Any words of advice to young people?
Sacha – “Do not listen to advice.”