GenresBossa Nova, Country, Latin Jazz, Singer songwriter
LocationStockton CA United States
Sounds LikeChris Daughtry/Carlos Santana/Tom Petty
HistoryMember since: 02/23/2013 Year Founded: 1980
- Original material: 03 hrs : 00 min
- Cover material: 00 hrs : 00 min
- CDs released: 0
- CDs sold: 0
- Original Songs:
- Average Draw: 25
- Largest crowd: 50
- Have sound: Full PA
My musical "AHA" moment occurred when I heard the song "Help" and immediately wanted to know who was performing it. Needless to say, that was the genesis of my ongoing love for music and desire to understand the magic of creating new music. As I became more engrossed with the creativity of The Beatles, I soon realized they did everything from writing to performing their original music, which fascinated me. While in eighth grade, a friend wanted to know if I would be interested in learning how to play the guitar. Without hesitation, I agreed to give it a try. Within a year, I had the command of many chords, learned to transition smoothly through them and became comfortable with a variety of strumming patterns. By the time I was a sophomore in high school, I was inspired to give songwriting a try because John Lennon and Paul McCartney had become, and always will be, my favorite musical geniuses. I started with silly songs, of course, and progressed, with age and experience, to deeper and more sophisticated material. Part of that progression stems from my expansion of musical interests to jazz (especially Latin), bossa nova, folk, world, reggae, some hip-hop, rap and classical which have been added to my long-standing enjoyment of rock, country and easy listening. During the past 12 years or so, I've discovered a never-ending flow of musical ideas to the point where complete strangers have been encouraging me to "get the music together and get it out there." I now, more than ever, enjoy songwriting and look forward to working with entertainment professionals seeking original music for their creative ventures.
NOTE: In addition to writing all of the music and lyrics, I arranged, produced and performed (classical, acoustic guitars and vocals) on all tracks in my profile.