Klay's blog, where we will post updates about the band, what we're doing, where we're playing and other important news. We'll also be posting pictures and videos of our gigs. You can comment on our posts and share them on social networks if you feel like it.

Klay is an acoustic rock band from Graz, Austria. 

Being personal?


Hello. I don't have lots of money and I only want as much as I can handle, so I can keep doing what I love to do. Writing songs, expressing myself on stage is in my nature. Sounds cheesy, but that's the way it is… basically. Money and fame for the sake of money and fame? No, thanks. 

People, friends, music listeners keep asking me to show more of myself. What's behind the music? Well, I gotta say… it's a lot and I'm trying to put it into words, but besides my songs, I'm not really good with it. Fear of failure, fear of embarrassment, fear of getting rejected. Fear we all struggle with at some point in our lives. So my way to deal with that kind of fear is to not say much at all and to hide behind my lyrics, my music. I express myself through it, but let people draw their own conclusions. 

Today a friend - yes, I call him friend, even though we've just met a couple of times - came up to me and told me, that my website and my social media presence don't reflect my personality. My stage presence is so strong and full of life, but does that come through on my website? Or in the other ways I communicate with the public? You might think, well what more does a musician need, other than letting people see and hear their music!? Isn't that personal enough? I guess, everyone can answer that on her/his own. But I do know from my own experience as a music consumer and music listener, that I search for the deeper meaning behind the music, a song or simply the artist. What does the person mean, when he writes "No more counting dollars | We'll be counting stars"? Where does it come from, what does it say and WHY does he say it the way he does. The coolest thing for me as a listener/consumer is to find something in and behind the music and the artist. 

So here comes my decision. From now on I wanna give you the opportunity to dive into the world of my music and me, Klay. Even now when I write this, my pulse starts rising and it makes me feel uncomfortable. I'm scared, cause I'm opening up to you and don't know what will happens when I do. But what I do know is that I really wanna make music. I wanna pass on the things that I receive, like a song, a melody or a phrase, that shares love, keeps you going or just hugs you in that moment when you're listening to it. 

I know, I have a long way to go… I don't know where it will take me. But I embrace my heart, my being, I embrace what I've been given and I will have to choose to embrace it again and again. But I'm up for it and I'm starting to open up to you about it. 

Who am I? I don't really know. Some days I do, some days I don't. Let's go on a journey to find out who we are and what's in us, so that we can give to others. 

I would love to here what you have to say, so feel free to comment on my posts. :) Welcome to my life. Let the world see yours.