Let's Get To Know
1- Where did you grow up?
I grew up in the Pacific Northwest of the U.S.
2- What is one of the first songs you remember liking as a kid?
I’m an 80’s kid and loved the Soundtrack to the 80’s movie “Rad”. There were a number of songs on there that I loved—probably because I loved the movie so much.
3- What influenced you to get into music?
Initially it was just the curiosity of the instruments. I would see a guitar hanging on the Pawn Shop wall and have an overwhelming desire to pluck the strings just to see what it sounded like.
4- At what age did you start playing/singing?
I started playing the trumpet when I was 10 years old. That lasted for about 5 years. My interests had changed to guitar when I was around 14 and have never put that down.
5- If you could go back in time, what advice would you give to yourself after finishing school?
I was such a time-waster. I watched far too much TV and not enough time in things that are productive. The advice I would give myself is “You’re going to die. Don’t waste any time.” I know that sounds morbid, but it’s probably what I needed to hear at the time.
6- What are some of your favorite songs at the moment?
I love what Bastille has been putting out lately with Thelma and Louise and Distorted Light Beams.
7- Do you listen to your own music?
I absolutely do. I have no idea if that’s looked down upon or not. I heard a famous film director once say, “I make movies that I want to watch.” And I take the same approach with my music. I work so hard on each released song to make it a song that I want to listen to.
8- Which musician would you like to collaborate with next?
9- What is one of your favorite memories so far in your music career?
I converted all my music from electronic to violin, cello, and piano parts and performed them in an outside venue. I called the event “Everything Human” and it was a pretty special night, just about a month ago.
10- What advice would you give to someone that is just starting to get into music?
Well, I feel like I’m pretty new to all of this. I’ve only had released music out for about 8 months. But the advice I’ve heard for myself is “Patience + Hard Work.” I’m willing to spend 3-5 years doing this with little return, because I know that’s what it takes. After 3 years, I’ll probably evaluate where I’m at and adjust accordingly.