Analog or digital and why?
Digital. It's what I have lol.
What's your 'promise' to your clients?
My 'promise' is to do the best recording to my abilities and to make our correspondence be smooth and professional.
What do you like most about your job?
The feeling I get during the recording process and the sense of accomplishment after the client approves the job.
What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
What questions do you ask prospective clients?
What style guitars are you hearing (in your head) on this song? How soon do you need it done? What's your budget?
What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
Please make sure you know exactly what style and/sound you are looking for so that we don't waste time trying to figure it out.
If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
My Epiphone DOT 335, Fender Deville 4x10 amp, Line 6 M9, Cry Baby Wha, And a mac book.
What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
I've been doing music since I was about 9 years old. Started working professionally at 19 touring and doing sessions - almost 20 years now.
Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
I recently completed my album "Groovy Love Thing" I'm especially proud of it because I think it's my best work to date as a producer. I played most of the tracks as well as mixed half the album.
How would you describe your style?
I wouldn't. :-)
Which artist would you like to work with and why?
As a session guitarist I can't think of any, but as a featured Artist (Colab), I'd love to work with John Mayer. He's a great guitar player and song writer and we'd learn a lot from the experience working together.
What type of music do you usually work on?
I mostly work on Reggae.
What's your strongest skill?
I'd say my strongest skills are guitars & production.
What do you bring to a song?
I try to bring an identity to each song. Something that will stand out (in regard to guitars). As for drum programming, it's gotta have a groove.
What's your typical work process?
I don't have a "typical" work process. Each project requires a different approach. But, I'd probably listen to the song first then start playing around with ideas until I hear something I like.
Tell us about your studio setup.
I have a very simple set up - Mac, Event 20/20 speakers Mbox interface.
What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
I'm inspired by a lot of different people. In respect to production, Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis comes to mind first for their work with Janet Jackson. In more recent times I like Stargate productions. I'm a Hendrix kinda guitarist and I dig jazz cats too like Chuck Loeb, Benson, Lee Ritenour.
Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
I mostly do guitar tracks. And since I'm known in the reggae industry that's what I'm commonly asked to do.