My New/Old Obsession... The Stage
When I was in the sixth grade I came to realize that performing was what I wanted to do for the rest of my life. It was the second-to-last day of school. My ex-girlfriend that I had dumped the previous day sang "Because you Loved Me" by Celine Dion, staring at me the entire time... That's another story though. This story involves thrashing guitars and head banging, not some sissy-light-rock bullshit. I remember hearing my name called to the stage... 2nd to last, which I thought was lame cause I shoulda been the encore. Me and my best friend got up and slayed a six-minute medley of Nirvana and Metallica classics, head-banging so violently that our necks were sore for days. Luckily we taped it, cause I watched that video three times a day throughout the entire summer of '96...
Now it's eighteen years later. I'm 29, and lucky enough to be doing this music-thang full time. I just got off an amazing run with my band and can't wait to do it again. I mean it. Doesn't matter the turnout, this is what I love to do, and I'll do it forever. To those of you who came out and supported me, thanks so much! I'll be doing it again soon, and hope to see you there!
Announcing Spring Tour!
Super pumped to announce my spring tour! I'll be joined my NYC band and we cannot wait to play for you. Help us spread the word and we will see you soon!
A Typical Day
Often times people ask me what I do in a day? Like what does a musician really have to do besides write a couple songs and play them for hour every other night or so? I can’t blame them. It does seem strange. And I DO feel lucky. I suppose every musician has their own “typical day”, but here’s mine, at least when I’m not on the road.
Usually… I get up around 7:30 and walk my dog Fargo. It’s kind of annoying in the winter because I have to put on like eighty layers. Then I do Insanity or any other workout that’s been created by my wannabe best friend, Shaun T. That leads me to eating breakfast and watching the Today Show. If I’m lucky, I get to catch some of Kathy Lee and Hoda. They are my guiltiest pleasure. Whenever I’m finished with all that nonsense I hop in my van and head up to my janitors-closet-turned-writing-space. For the remainder of the day I’m very much trapped in the closet just like one of my hero’s, R. Kelly. It is in this magical 5’x5’ space that I do my “work”, if you wanna call it that. I usually start by practicing. Bass, Keys, Guitar, Singing… whatever, I spend the next two hours trying to become better at my “job”. After that comes business time. This is the part I dread. Emails and all that stuff… making some selfish post on FB or Twitter, writing this blog… Actually though, I’m having fun writing this particular entry because who doesn’t love talking about themselves? Whenever I'm finished with these chores, I get on to creating, producing and writing. Songs take me a long time because I get kind of insane with them. That’s the remainder of the day until about six, when I either go home and watch Netflix with my wife and dog, or go out and hear some friends play music. So there you have it. I hope you feel like you know me a bit better. Now tell me about yourself.
Side 1 EP - Out Now!
Happy to say I FINALLY put out a new EP. It's part of a full length record, but I've decided to release it in 2 parts.
So here it is folks... head on over to iTunes. Or, ahem... Spotify.
New Single. Free!
Hey friends and fans!
I'm thrilled to announce I've released a brand new single called "Would You Even Try?" today, and for the time being you can get it for FREE right here:
You can also find it on Spotify, iTunes and most other music sites, so please pass it on if you'd like. After all, it's free!
Also, I'll be putting out a bunch of new music in the coming months, including a six song EP on January 28th, so be watching for that too!