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I have been absorbing music from a very young age around 4 years old as I recall, Soon after I got a guitar bought for me by my Grandma & from that early beginnings the guitar quickly became the passion of my life. I began taking influences from all over the place, from Thrash/Deathmetal to The Drifters/ Hot chocolate. My music tastes grew at an experiential rate and for many years the guitar was my voice. Through many varied bands and working as a session guitarist, the “hired gun” as it were to help people write and record their ideas.
As a musician, though I just found doing other people’s ideas was never really giving me the creative spark I yearned for.
My introduction to singing came as quite a surprise to everyone including myself! I had been in a band for a while, looking & searching for THE Right singer to appear. I remember being at practice one day and I said to the others I’ll sing until we find someone as this would help us move forward a little. So later at band practice, we played I sang a verse and chorus to a song then all the band stopped to the cry of “dude you’ve gotta sing it sounds awesome” Then I became a guitarist that sings. Singing from that point something new to learn and experiment with. Over time singing has slowly moved in front of the guitar and now I am definitely a singer that plays guitar.
So for many years, I have been totally engulfed with singing, guitar & music not to forget Deadblondestars, we are like a secondary family of brothers that share a passion for the music we create together. My influences are now even more varied from Capenters, Grunge, Joni Mitchell, The Jacksons, Chris Cornell, Jeff Buckley, Led Zep’ Black Sabbath along with many…many…more.
Music certainly has been a journey in my life and I have enjoyed every mile, every corner! I’m not sure where this will lead me but hell… the ride is amazing.