Guitarist Tim Henson, best known for the trio in instrumental rock band Polyphia, says his recent failure to attend Berklee College of Music inspired him to form a band that would become his life's work. rice field.
In an interview with Guitar World, Henson revealed that he applied twice to Berklee, but was turned down both times. He "was going to Berklee in my head and that was it," Henson said. "I didn't have a backup plan."
Feeling lost and unsure of what to do next, Henson began to focus on composition and experimenting with different guitar techniques. Henson, along with his brother Scott and drummer Clay Gober, formed Polyphia, a band that fuses elements of rock, jazz and hip-hop into a unique and innovative sound. Despite being initially rejected by labels and promoters, Polyphia quickly gained a following through social media and self-released albums. The band's success is a testament to Henson's determination and creative vision born out of his rejection of Berklee.
Henson reflects on his experience and is grateful for his Polyphia-led rejection. "I realized that not coming to Berklee was probably the best thing that ever happened to me," Henson said. "It made me go my own way and trust my instincts."
Henson's story is a reminder that rejection can be a powerful motivator and success can come from unexpected places. By believing in his abilities and never giving up, Henson created a band that has inspired countless musicians and fans around the world.