West Kelowna, BC
What have you composed for? Or what medium do you work around?
Film, Web, Multimedia, Orchestra, Songs, Other
What is your favorite genre or style of music?
Sound Tracks & Jazz Fusion
Is music your main income source?
Sort Of - Music Related
Where do you live?
West Kelowna, BC Canada
About Me (Must include at least one paragraph of biographical information about you as a composer) - blank or minimal answers on this line will cause your request to be rejected. Include a link to your website if you have one.
I've been playing/writing music since I was 7yrs old. I started on guitar and picked up bass & keyboards in my early 20s. My main tool for composition is a keyboard, facilitating samples and sequencing, along with live recording. My professional experience spans about 25 years. This includes studio and live gigging. I started out playing good old Rock; like most young guys back in the 70s. I followed that genre for about 5 or 6 years. But after a that I wanted to explore my musicality more in depth, so I studied artists like Earl Klugh, George Benson, Jeff Beck, Spyro Gyra, Yellow Jackets, Stanely Clark, Allan Holdsworth, Chick Corea, John Scofield, and many other top Jazz & Fusion artists of that decade. I've always been a predominately self-taught musician. In the mid 80s I joined a well known Vancouver Funk/R&B band named "H.B. Concept" (short for "Henry Brown"). For the next 15yrs I was immersed in this genre. It was a lot of fun and I learned a lot about those styles. No matter what I've written since those days, those 2 styles specifically have always been in-the-mix for me. Some of my favorite Funk/R&B/Soul artists are Prince, Morris Day, EWF, Sly and the Family Stone, Marvin Gaye, Bobby Caldwell, anything Quincey Jones touched, The Dooby Brothers, and lots of others I can't recall at the moment. The 90s were spent gigging a writing original music; particularily tone poems and theme music. That's also when I became intersted in and started writing music for Film. I did 3 independant films in the late 90s. As well as a handful of commercials. As to whom I feel I most sound like... I can't honestly say. I'm not very good at classifying myself like that. I don't seriously think I sound like any one artist. But I might just be too close to the stereo to hear the music. ;) I also have a diploma of music. My musical influences range from old spaghetti westerns to Cool Jazz to 70s rock, Fusion & R&B/Soul. My personal preference is jazz fusion/smooth jazz, but I write and play just about any style. I have a collection of movie/tv styled scores also. That's always been a favorite pastime of mine.