Began playing guitar when I was around 21. Started composing and producing when I was 32. Been spending much more time with my music since I had to stop playing soccer due to concussion issues. When I'm not with my kids and wife, I am with my music.
What was the first concert you ever went to?
Def Leppard in Ottawa, in 1993 (I was 13). My mom took me to the show. I had seen live music before, but this was my first proper concert.
What gear do you use?
Maschine Mikro by Native Instruments was my gateway into recording, composing and producing music. My Cordoba Classical Guitar is my baby. One of my favorite musical things to do is playing guitar in my driveway while my boys run around and play with the neighbourhood kids. Often the kids are drawn to my playing...and I must say, kids make the BEST audience! Also use Cubase, Oxygen midi keyboard and Focusrite Scarlett audio interface.
What are you looking for from Fandalism?
Inspiration. To be inspired by other musicians. Feedback. I create music for myself, but I do love to hear what others think of my tracks. If someone takes the time to listen to my music, it brings about a feeling of humility.
Who was your biggest musical influence growing up?
The Smashing Pumpkins were, and still are, my favorite band. Great songwriting and a variety of styles made them stand out in my eyes.
Are you in a band? Have you been in bands?
No band. Just a solo artist.
If you could jam with anyone, who would it be?
My kids. They are only 2 and 5 at the moment (and one is in the womb) but my dream is for my kids to learn an instrument and to jam with them.
What's the biggest audience you ever performed to? What's the smallest?
I am not a performer. I teach guitar and music production at the high school level. We have Coffee Houses every now and then where students can perform in front of their peers. I have performed in front of 40-50 people at these Coffee Houses but that is the extent of my performances. I prefer to play for myself, my kids, my wife and my extended family.
You're stuck on a desert island and only get to bring one album with you. What do you pick?
Cwn Annwn & Moddey Dhoo. I would bring my own music since it is most personal to me and I try to create music that I genuinely enjoy listening to.
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