What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
I was born into a musical family and have been drumming for over 15 years. I am a Berklee College of Music graduate class of 2012. NYC based session and touring drummer, percussionist and singer.
Which artist would you like to work with and why?
Stevie Wonder and Derek Trucks. Stevie Wonder has influenced me more than any other artist through his songwriting, originality, and artistry. I feel Derek Trucks has the most soul and realness in his playing.
Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
I am especially proud of Cas Haley's album "More Music More Family" which I recorded drums and percussion on. To be released Nov 2015
What do you like most about your job?
The creative process and the satisfaction of a happy client!
What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
Can you record drums on my track? I would love to!
If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
Gretsch Renown Maple, Zildjian and Trexist Cymbals, Mac, Apollo 8p, Neumann U87
How would you describe your style?
Creative Deep Pocket Grooves
Can you share one music production tip?
Make the music feel as good as can.
What type of music do you usually work on?
Rock, Singer-Songwriter, Funk, Soul, Reggae, Hip Hop.
What's your typical work process?
First we will discuss the sound and vibe you want for your track. Then you will send me a stereo mix of the track via Dropbox, Google Drive, etc. I will do my recording and then send you an mp3 of the track with my drums on it. You will send me any changes you want made, if at all. Once your happy with my performance I will send you all the individual tracks and a stereo drum mix if necessary. Satisfaction guarantee!
Tell us about your studio setup.
Gretsch Renown Maple, Zildjian and Trexist Cymbals, Mac Book Pro, Logic X, Apollo 8p.
What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
Stevie Wonder, Steve Gadd, Rick Ruben, Lee Scratch Perry, DJ Shadow.
Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
I record studio quality drum and percussion tracks for all types of music!