Recorded live in The Vault studio. 2019
Recorded live in my old apartment for and audience of one. 2018
Recorded Live With Producer Stewart Hope. 2017
Recorded live in my childhood homes living room, just prior to it was demolished. 2016
My first demo tape from 2006.
I decided to sing my heart out in The Vault, showcasing some of my latest songs (live off the floor) with an intimate acoustic trio. If you would like to download these three tracks, they are available free on SoundCloud for a limited time.
These are a collection of recordings that have stood the test of time. We decorate walls with art, we decorates time with music; And these songs paint an abstract picture of my life in music. Covers, Orphans, Demos and the obscure. I think it's pretty obvious that I love music and that it's a deep and permanent part of my creative life. I hope you find joy, love, consciousness and maybe some distraction from these sounds of my past, both recent and not so recent.
If you're crazy enough to have been watching the news lately, it may feel like we're living in troubled times. I got together with producer Cameron Lawrence and he had a very intriguing challenge for me. He had this track recorded instrumentally, but no melody or lyrics. We managed to score two hours of studio time in a pro-studio and I wrote the lyrics, felt out the melody and laid down the vocals for this track in the allotted two hour time. I think it turned out great and I got to express some powerful feelings I was having at the time. Here's our track Troubled Times.
This song depicts the emotional struggle I went through on my journey getting off of mental health pharmaceuticals. It is an artistic depiction of approximately a year of my life as my brain readjusted to being drug free. It was a living Hell and I sincerely feel for anyone that has gone through this process or similar situations. All the power to you for choosing to live a sober and conscious life. It is %100 worth the immense efforts that it takes to reclaim your mind, body and soul.
I graduated with a diploma in Audio Engineering from Recording Arts Canada in 2002. Since then I have been involved in more projects than I can count, on a vast selection of gear, all across Canada.
Throughout my career, I have been lucky enough to learn from some of the best in the music industry. I studied under Nick Blagona, Bob Doidge, Martin Pilchner, and many more longstanding legends in the music business while attending Recording Arts Canada. Then I had the pleasure and peril of working with more wonderful artists and various professionals than I can count and every one has taught me valuable lessons that I carry with me everyday.
Special thanks to Ms Harker, my grade nine guitar class teacher for believing in me. I wouldn't have made it this far without you.