I write music in several styles. The music that has had tangible success (TV or movies) is in the pop or adult contemporary genres.
Karma Kazee is the main performance outlet. It's usually comprised of acoustic guitar, keyboards, melodica, Mallet Kat, Octopads and acoustic percussion. We play music that's fun for us which often has odd time signatures and harmonic concepts that we seldom get to use in our more commercial ventures.
In no particular order-Beatles, KingCrimson, MahavishnuOrch, Debussy, Zappa, Crack the Sky, Johnny Winter, Dregs, Lyle Lovett, Stephen Hawking, Brian Greene, my parents, Jeremiah, Jessie, Marla.
Started playing guitar. Started writing songs. Went to college just in case. Wrote songs. Got Masters Degree in Music Education just in case. Wrote songs. Started buying recording equipment. Wrote songs. Still buying recording equipment. Wrote songs. Started teaching at Rose State College just in case. Wrote songs. Continue to teach at Rose State College just in case. Continue to write songs.