We had the good fortune of connecting with Noah Reyes and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Noah, what role has risk played in your life or career?
RISK: I don’t think anything can get done if you don’t take Risks. In my Life mostly everything I do is a Risk I take risks like “Skate, Surf, DirtBikes, procrastination, etc” These are things I do to get by in Life. I don’t know why?, but outside of Work these are the things I like to do.
Throughout my short lived career so far, I take risks everyday through the music I play unsure if people will like it? I am never sure but I go up on stage, play the show, hoping people will cheer and be supportive. Even auditions are risk taking considering i’m showing what i’ve worked on at home,showing it to a room of people/directors i’ve never met or talked to hoping they will like what I can do. Through these risks I accumulate a sense of accomplishment in my life. I hope through these words, you can see how important and vital taking risks are to my life.
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Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
Specifically I am in electric guitar player, I think what sets me apart from other musicians is that I see myself as a businessman that happens to play music. Through this way of life and way of thinking I have been able to accomplish goals that a normal 14 year old that just plays guitar wouldn’t dream of. To me my greatest accomplishments include my ability to play things I never thought I would be able to play such as “spain and Your Everything by Chick Corea”. None of this has been easy, it has quite literally been a living hell at times. I am able to overcome challenges through hours of practicing guitar and going over scripts and working through struggles every day constantly non stop. I learned that you can never and should never stop learning and only losers give up. I get a lot of my principals through real life discussions and interactions with other like minded performing artists and entrepreneurs. I want to inform people that if I was told I could be a famous musician but I would have to start over again, I would cry about it, but still say yes.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
China Town in LA is Cool. We would go there, we would bring our skate boards, grab ramen one day, and go to the Boiling crab the next day. I would love to get up early and head to Doheny and surf a couple days. I love hotels, so maybe stay a couple days in one and find good places to eat (im also a foodie). I would squeeze a day in to grab pizza at san biagioas in Upland. and drive to the desert in barstow, dry camp, and go dirt bike riding. We would probably Jam each night a little bit. That would be an amazing California trip.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I would like to give a shout out to my loving and supporting family and friends. I would like to say thank you to everyone whos been there since the beginning. Specifically my mom and dad, they have helped me whether it was financially supporting me, showing up to my shows, and driving me everywhere . I wanted to thank Loata toki for introducing me to the gig industry. I want to thank my professor Marcus coleman and his performing arts conservatory “Inland conservatory for the performing arts in Ontario California “for teaching me and helping me grow as an entrepreneur and a musician. I want to thank my two best friends Clyde and Levi for supporting me and growing with me and helping me throughout this long journey.
Credit toward Alex Reyes