Took me years to learn what notes not to play.
Kenny Rogers, Jimmy Buffett, My Own Unique Sound
Kenny Rogers, Doobie Brothers, Eagles, Beatles, Rolling Stones, Dwight Yokaum, Chet Atkins, Billy Joel, Fats Waller, Louis Armstrong, Hank Williams.
Lyle Lovvett, Tom Waits, McArtney Lennon, Paul Simon, James Taylor
North Vancouver, BC
Level of Experience:
Blues | Bluegrass | Country | Jazz | R&B and Soul | Rock and Pop
By myself | For myself | With others | For others
I prefer to write:
Lyrics | Melody | Chord Patterns | Arrangements
12 Covers on my 1st CD Wave
12 Originals on In My Dreams
Wave, In My Dreams
Indie, CBC Radio
I am interested in:
Web Cowriting | Face to face Cowriting | Networking | Pitching Songs to Artists | Pitching Songs To Tv/Film/Etc. | Signing with a Label | Getting a Publishing Deal
I was born in Liverpool, England to a musical family.
I studied Piano, Guitar and Vocal training in Montreal Quebec.
Relocated to Toronto Ontario. Continued to study music while playing in bands, piano bars and restaurants in the surrounding area.
During the 1990's I spent 5 years working on Cruise Ships exploring the world. Regency Cruise Line, Holland America and Seabourn Cruise Line.
At this time my primary residence is in beautiful Vancouver B.C. working in Five Star Hotels, Restaurants, Resorts and accompaniment for other artists. Sometimes working in a Duelling Pianos Theme, for private functions.
As band leader my approach is simple. Ensure the right ambiance for any occasion suited for the audience. Quite frankly, "It has taken me years to learn to play what not to play". That is when the musical magic comes along.
Also performing as a solo Piano/Vocals entertainer with a very large library of music to select from. Many different styles.
I write songs and melodies and I can't see myself ever stopping the creative flow that I have been blessed with. It is something that I can't explain but it keeps me motivated.
Venues have included United States, Great Britain, Scandinavia, Russia and South Africa.