I am a songwriter. Whenever I am strongly moved I get a song. They come lyric and melody, a verse or chorus with imagined instrumentation I can never quite reproduce.
I used to bring my songs to the band, start singing with my clumsy guitar or keyboard playing outlines and the band would fill in the colors, bringing the song to life.
These days I am crafting my songs myself, using the amazing assortment of audio interfaces available to create intriguing stories in sound. Imagining them supporting the mood or emotion of a scene or creating the excitement to support an action sequence.
The 16 live songs on "Live at Joseph Court" were recorded live on a Yamaha AW16G digital recorder, one or two mics in the room at our regular Thursday night jams, and edited and EQ'd with a few overdubs added in Pro Tools. Basically Demos I would like to bring to fruition
My newer songs and electronic instumentals are created as mood, emotion and action soundscapes. I am building a catalog in desirable formats to pitch as one-stop synch opportunities.
After many years of being too shy and many opportunities passed by, I was the back-up singer in a band called Fat Chance. We had a regular Wednesday night gig at a club called New George's. A few years later, the owner of the club proposed. We are still very happily married , so, best gig ever.
I sang & played percussion in several bands performing mostly original music, from the punk modern Tectonics, the reggae Harbour Rats and the afro-caribbean Poco Loco. Clubs, Halls, Festivals, Weddings and lots of fun events the music was always all about moving people literally & figuratively, getting them moving, dancing & sometimes singing along. Rhythm is key & so is Melody!
African, Latin and World rhythms,...I have always loved a strong rhythm supporting a moving melody, Santana, David Lindley, Brian Eno, Roxy Music, The Neville Brothers, Carlyto, The Malo Poets. Inspiration for my Ballads ...Laura Nyro, Patti Scialfa, Traci Nelson, Linda Ronstadt.
I love current artists Lewis Capaldi, Khalid, Billie Eilish, LP, Lizzo, Rosalia, and so many amazing vocalists like Sia, Ariana Grande, Kelly Clarkson, & so many more
I am currently using an Alesis Micron, Roland SPD11, ApogeeQuartet, RodeNT 2000 and ProTools.
The live songs were recorded on a Yamaha AW16G, using one or two microphones in our small rehearsal space to capture the room. EQ and editing and a few overdubs done with an Mbox and Pro Tools.
I would love to hear from anyone interested in collaborating, producing, performing or using any of these songs for any purpose.