Jaime Ocampo, 32, Philippines

“Being part of a band was like being part of a family. We always looked out for each other and had our role to play.”

"I loved growing up in the Philippines. The weather’s great, food is amazing and the people – well, they are my people. I was always surrounded by my extended family and friends. I enjoyed playing football, fishing with my Dad and watching movies with my film-buff Mum. But, most of all, I loved playing in my band. They were the good days

My three best friends and I would meet in our basement and just jam. I was lead guitarist and backing singer. We weren’t that good to begin with, but it really didn’t matter, - we just had a lot of laughs. As we got older, it got more serious and we’d play parties, weddings and gigs. We even wrote songs. And yes, of course, we had dreams of being major rock stars and touring the world.

It was never to be. We finished high school and then all went our own way. Off to college, jobs, one of us even got married to his childhood sweetheart. I moved to the UK to study film and media. I now share a flat in London and work in film distribution. Occasionally, I pick up my guitar and give it a strum, but haven’t found a band to play with here yet. My family is still in the Philippines, as are the rest of the band. I try and stay in touch by emailing, calling and occasionally sending money. I hope to get home for a visit next year. Who knows, maybe I can get the band together for a comeback gig! 

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