What is your name?
What is your genre of music?
Give us a little bio about you.
Went to school at Berklee College Of Music for Classical Composition and have been producing since I joined the band Carousel! Tour just killed any chance of doing my own thing so I left to start writing my own music when we all moved to BK. I just moved to LA as my network of songwriters and artists keeps growing!
Tell us more about your music.
Well I grew up playing jazz guitar in Cleveland so their are definitely many influences that go into it! Musically, I’ve gone through all the stages, from hardcore-country so every track I put out is my take on whatever genre I’m tackling. The goal of course is timeless, classic, genreless music that’s all my own. That’s the goal at least…
You released a cover of Taylor Swifts ‘Look what You Made Me Do’, why did you choose this to cover?
I think it was probably the worst song I’ve heard all year and my friends keep telling e to flip these horrible top 40 songs so I finally got my hands dirty!
It also features Joselyn Rivera, how did the collaboration come about?
Through a couple writing sessions out here in LA. She is unbelievably talented and is definitely next up. She literally recorded that in less than 20 min…
What was your best memory from recording the track?
Oh making the end of course. Went up a fourth, and it brings the whole track right up in your face. There’s no production tricks for that kind of effect….
You are working on your solo project, what can you tell us so far?
It’s been a long time coming! It’s just been so hard having to work and try and put out music. I’ve been serving and playing gigs for years but I’m starting to make the transition into full time studio work and it is all coming together! I’m basically putting out a track a month for the next year because I do everything from start to finish so it costs me next to nothing!
It will be an EP, do you have a name for it yet?
I was thinking Nobody Pt.1 just because I literally just set up and instagram and Facebook this year. I’m so late to the social media party and am personally not a fan. I’m sure I’ll just settle for Pt.1 but the nobody part still makes me laugh.
What is the writing process like?
For all my own music, I write it and demo it and then hit up whoever I think can kill it. If people could only hear me singing some of these parts…I’d be done lol…I enjoy writing just as much as production because the magic is in the concept.
What is the recording process like?
Once the concept is done, I glue the production with it. I don’t produce without knowing a theme/color/vibe because I’m isn’t any fun. I record bass, guitar and keys myself and program the rest! I have a few synths, and tons of gear in general so the recording process is always super easy.
What else can we expect from you?
Many collaborations next year as well as a second EP which I can assure will be next level! I know this because it’s done and will be getting mixed in the beginning of the year!
Are you a signed?
Nope I am doing this all on my own!
Who are your influences?
Debussy, Ravel, Bartok, Cannonball Adderly, John Coltrane, The Doors, Earth Wind And Fire, Luther, Michael, and Prince!
Where do you see yourself now in 5 Years?
I just hope to be making music full time at the highest capacity I can! Basically what I am doing now just working harder and smarter with experience! I don’t have glamorous dreams, I’m from Cleveland, I just want to do what I love with who I love!
When you’re not doing music, what do you do?
Either learning about something horrible that happened in the past, chilling with my friends/fam, or just freaking out about something that’s not important.
Would you be up for collaborating with an unsigned artist or band?
If so how can they contact you? I do work with signed artists for labels and those releases I can’t really talk about yet but most of everything I do is with unsigned artists! I just want to build a community with this independent music scene. Industry is anti community and has killed the fan base that used to exist, so by all means let’s make music.
What was the song you listened to most that influenced you to go more in to the music scene?
I’ve listened to “A Love Supreme” so many time’s that you wouldn’t even believe me
What’s the best advice you have ever been given?
Recently heard a homeless man say, “sure, people are “good” but that doesn’t mean it’s “good” to be alive
What advice would you give to aspiring musicians not just about the industry also just as an artist/band?
Everything happens in time so manage your expectations! So many artists sit on songs that they think aren’t good enough but stories don’t start in the middle, put it out! Let the market lead you and once you are ready, the world will be!
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