Humans of SWFL

Suited up Professional Turned Rockstar on a Quest to Make Others Happy

SWFL has some amazing people, including on local hotel General Manager. At first glance, you might not think this suited up professional is also a Rockstar, but you would be wrong.

Bryant August, of Ft. Myers, has released his own record called Mature Musical Pictures and the record is currently number one on Reverbnation for rock music in Ft. Myers.

August got his start playing music when he was 13 after his Uncle inspired him to play guitar. “He is an incredible guitar player,” August says. “He put all kinds of pieces of guitars together, soldered the insides, all the electricals. So, I had a hybrid of different guitars as my first guitar.”

His interest in music came along with his first part-time job as a front desk agent at a hotel. August eventually worked his way up to General Manager when he came to SWFL.

“There are a lot of similarities being a musician and being a hotel manager,” August says, “both are making people happy.”

Choosing between music and hospitality has not been an issue for August because he can do both at the same time! However, August mentioned an interest in playing locally if the occasion should arise.

With his own record and title as number one in the area, August is passionate about his music but says he also has a love for hospitality. “Hospitality is in my blood,” August says. “I love doing hospitality and being a leader for other people.”

August says that the music industry is rough and the only way to really make money is to get a record deal. That would involve touring and travel, something August says would be difficult for his family and current career.

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