The first word I can ever remember saying was "music". I was about a year and a half old then and that's the way it was for the next 20 plus years of my life. Music was first and foremost on my mind.
Today, music is still HUGE in my life. But life, as I knew it, has changed. I now have a family that is my first priority with music a very close second. I have always felt that there is something "big" in my future. Something that not everyone gets to experience in their lifetime. It's hard to explain, but it's just always been there for me. I'm a dreamer. I believe in the impossible. And I am not afraid of a challenge.
Writing songs is usually a fun and relatively easy process for me. It is also a process that I take very seriously. All of the bands that I've admired over the years have had great hooky powerful and relatable songs that stand up for decades. This is the song that I strive for in my writing. While the song is the top priority for me, live performance is an extremely close second. This is where an artist gets to connect with their audience and bring the song to life. That is magic! Playing live is, for me, the absolute best part about being a musician.
I have been in bands for most of my life. I have played big stages, small stages, garages, basements, clubs, club-houses and even school auditoriums. If there's electricity and the ability to give people a show, I will be there to bring it to them. The show is very important to me. Backdrops, amp covers leather and lights are bare necessities for a live performance. I am so grateful when someone comes to see my band perform that I feel it is my duty to give them a show to remember both visually and sonically. Whenever I have the ability, there will be big lights, bigger sound, explosions and excitement. This is, to me, what makes Rock N' Roll great, It's bigger than life and I will do whatever I can to perpetuate that tradition.
More than 20 years after forming my first band, I feel that the timing is perfect for me to now bring my music to the world. It is an exciting time to be an artist. We have total creative control. We have total freedom to create magic. Rock Star is a title that gets used a lot these days. The truth is, it means something completely different than what it used to mean. I would love to be a Rock Star, but I don't need to be one. I need to be a Dreamer. And so, I am.