Gabriel brings light and excitement to everyone around him. His positive energy is tangible. His amazing outlook on life turned out to be out very important this past year, when Gabriel suffered a heart attack due to a pre-existing condition. Despite this setback, he continued to come faithfully to the Music Clubhouse every day to hang out with his friends and jam on bass with several groups and bands.
Gabriel says, “Music…it’s something you can feel. Something you can taste, see, hear, love, and experience. You can almost call it magic instead of music.”
When asked what he’d like to do most at the Clubhouse, he said he’d never played through an entire song in a band live on stage. So he did exactly that at a recent Open Mic Night. He was ecstatic!
“At the last Open Mic Night I got to feel the magic by playing a song on stage for the first time, and it felt so amazing!” Gabriel said. “I felt the crowd yelling and giving me wings so that I could soar and fly over everyone as though I was going through the sky. I felt and heard myself on top. It was all worth it, and I’d do anything to fly again. I miss the clouds. I miss the true spotlight, and most of all I miss my fans. So this is what rock stars feel?!”
Gabriel continues to improve both musically and physically. And with every beat of his heart he appreciates music and the rhythm of the Music Clubhouse more and more.