I've been writing, recording, producing and performing music for over 15 years, and during that time I've learned to see the potential in every songwriting idea. Something as mundane as the rhythm of a tapped pencil can blossom into your new favorite song. My job is to connect those dots Using my experience, I can help you flesh out existing ideas into complete projects, or assist with something new. I can provide fully structured demos, lyrics, guitar parts and backing vocals. I'm also available for sessions and shows if you need a guitarist. Proficient with Ableton and can work remotely if necessary. There are no bad ideas, it's all about what you do with them.
For me, music is the most immediate way to broadcast emotions that would otherwise be hard to express. It's a release I can't get any other way.
To make my living recording, writing and performing music.
A solution to the housing crisis. We need to be able to help the poorest members of our society in a way thats more impactful than simply helping them survive a day. We need people to be able to build a life for themselves and be comfortable. Being housed and having the safety that comes with it is a human right, not a commodity.
Eleanor Rigby. My parents played classical music and The Beatles exclusively in the house, and when that song came on it felt like a fusing of musical worlds.
There's many, but off the top of my head: The White Stripes, Flying Lotus, Sleep, MF DOOM, Radiohead, Aesop Rock, Dinosaur Jr, JPEGMAFIA and My Chemical Romance.
Anything really. Can be a conversation, an event, can be a simple as me venting. It always varies.
Have faith in yourself. Cause at the end of the day, its just you against the world.
I feel like across the board pay needs to be better. A label should not be getting a bigger cut than the artists performing the music. Streaming pays are also a joke. A portion of a penny is comical and dystopian. Collectively, we need to be able to make a living wage for the music industry ro stay afloat. I hope the pandemic will open eyes on how unfair things are, but I feel like it will take more than a strongly worded letter to make real changes.
Surprised I haven't heard of it sooner, but im looking forward to working more within the site and space.
How hard it can be to find a way in the door. Half of the job is definitely down to your ability as a musician, but theres a lot of luck there too. There should be less maybes and more guarantees. I'd rather get work based off my ability and performance as an artist than by a chance encounter.
I try every chance I get. During the pandemic it was buying a lot of shirts, watching livestreams, buying releases as they came. Now that shows are back, its a lot of the same thing, including coming out and supporting my friends and the scene at large.
You gotta be consistent on social media. Consistency is everything. People are gonna pay attention if your posting everyday vs every once in a while. Having that presence is vital to staying in the game and makes for easy press.
Great Walls, Pity Party, The Flowers, Skunk Funk