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play lo-fi play hi-fi  Mother's Day Song
play lo-fi play hi-fi  Adrift
play lo-fi play hi-fi  Only A Friend
play lo-fi play hi-fi  Falling In Love
play lo-fi play hi-fi  Kisses
play lo-fi play hi-fi  Give Me Your Kiss Tonight
play lo-fi play hi-fi  True Love
play lo-fi play hi-fi  Do You Know What It's Like To Be Loved
play lo-fi play hi-fi  Estoy Enamorado Contigo
play lo-fi play hi-fi  Dancing The Night Away
When God gives you a gift you have two choices: Use it for your own glory or share it for His glory. The latter is better.
Why this name?
Building on the foundation laid by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Dream Into Reality is an expression of faith in action. We all dream, but few if any of our dreams are ever realized unless we have the faith to act upon them and take the steps necessary to make them come to fruition. As James said, "Faith without works is dead." It has taken me awhile but I am beginning to understand what this means.
Do you play live?
As God enables me, I play piano, synthesizer and drums. I also sing. I like playing and singing to God's glory. The special moments are when someone tells me that they were moved by what I was playing or singing. That's one way I sense the Spirit of God at work.
How, do you think, does the internet (or mp3) change the music industry?
Internet stations bring the artist and the audience together in a smaller and tighter loop. Often times this is to the detriment of those whose livelihood depends upon gettting royalties.
Would you sign a record contract with a major label?
It depends on whether the deal would affect my ability to glorify God with my music.
Band History:
People often ask me what style of music I write. I usually tell them that I just write what God has inspired me to write and I let others determine what genre they think it is. Whether a ballad, a hymn, a mock film score or an upbeat dance song, the process remains the same. I try as hard as I can to write down what the Lord has given to me in the way He gave it to me.

After graduating from the United States Military Academy at West Point, I shifted my focus from pursuing music to civil engineering. Although I still played piano and wrote at least one new score each year, I eventually reached the point where I needed to return to my passion for music. A song I had performed while in the military, "Holiday Rag," allowed me to become a member of the American Society of Composers Authors and Publishers in the year 2000. Since that time I have begun marketing my music through direct sales. I now seek to establish myself on the internet and hopefully see a marked increase in sales from the exposure gained.

A more recent project, "Jody," that is based on a cadence theme familiar to each of the branches in the United States Armed Forces serves as a tribute to those who serve and have served to protect the freedoms we Americans enjoy. It is my hope that "Jody" will connect with servicemen and women as well as their families in a special way. Because it is reflective of the rigorous training that must precede combat, "Jody" will hopefully remind listeners of the people whose tireless effort and unquenchable spirit make it possible to live freely in the greatest country in the world.
Your influences?
I like the music of John Williams, Gabriel Faure, Maurice Ravel and Georges Bizet. I like the style of Lionel Richie, Michael MacDonald, Philip Bailey, Rod Temperton, Christopher Cross, Neil Sadaka, Neil Diamond and Dan Fogelberg. The vocal arrangements by Richard Carpenter of The Carpenters has inspired me. I listen to a variety of Christian artists, but I don't have a particular favorite. I also like the piano artistry of George Winston.
Favorite spot?
One day I hope to travel to Italy. I remember seeing pictures of Milan during a world history class and I have never forgotten how beautiful it looked. The Hawaiian island of Molokai is also very beautiful.
Equipment used:
I now record using Cakewalk Music Creator. I prefer scoring the music and having it played either by live musicians or by sequencer. As God provides, I hope to improve my recordings using better equipment and better techniques.
Anything else...?
Dream Into Reality is a publisher member of ASCAP.
John Scott is a composer member of ASCAP.

Contact Shari Lyn at (818) 221-8502 for booking.

Visit the Dream Into Reality website at www.dreamintoreality.us
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