My influences range from classical, metal, electronica, and pop, to celtic, modern country, and progressive rock. I play guitar, bass, and drums, as well as limited keyboards, and computer, of course!
I assemble and write my instrumental pieces primarily as background music with TV/film in mind. Cinematic, scene-oriented ideas come to me and I like to put music to them. Most of my music is intended to create or support thematic ideas, and not necessarily stand alone as commercial music.
The world is full of people with talent and this is a great place to share that talent with the world.
From whence he came...
Joined the junior high school band as a percussionist in grade seven. In grade eight, was recruited to play drums for the high school concert, stage, and jazz bands as well as the junior high band. After a couple of years of post-secondary school & work, began playing drums professionally in bands touring the Western Canada bar and nightclub circuit.
In high school, began playing guitar as well. Took some lessons but mostly self-taught, gravitating to the likes of Rush, April Wine, Triumph, Led Zeppelin, Kiss, Judas Priest, Black Sabbath, Ozzy, Iron Maiden, Van Halen, etc. Later influences include Satriani, Vai, Mike Oldfield, Jean Michel Jarre, Al DiMeola, Jesse Cook, Oscar Lopez, Peter Gabriel, Dream Theater, etc.
Added bass guitar and minimal keyboards to the list of instruments as the ability to express musical ideas was enhanced by the ability to provide all of the instrumentation without scheduling/coordinating other players.
As computing technology improved and home-based recording solutions became more effective, accessible, and affordable, began to delve into DAW-based recording and music creation.
Currently playing bass as a primary instrument when playing with friends and other musicians in a live scenario, but also contributing guitar and computer-based effects to collaborative writing and recording sessions.