Music is a prerogative of those who are willing to spend time to study it, understand and love it, well aware of the fact that one life is not enough to improve just one single note of what has already been written and performed.
Faith has a role to play in life. It is not related to success. It is the other way round. Success is related to faith. Faith comes first.
In singing, you cannot 'cheat' if you want to give emotions to those who are listening. You must have something to tell.
When I get on stage, my first goal is not to show my expertise, but on the contrary, to give a bit of happiness, of joy, of cheerfulness. I am firmly convinced that in order to sing well, you must love your neighbor and be passionate about life.
Richard E. Grant