What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
I studied at Berklee College of Music (2009-2013). During my college career I recorded guitar on multiple Music Production & Engineering projects and performed with several artists ranging from Rock to Blues to Jazz.
After I graduated, I moved to Nashville, TN, with my band at the time, The Hypnopompics. We played several shows around the Nashville and Franklin area.
In 2014, I moved to London, UK and have been doing session work, wether it be live performances or studio sessions, for artists of all genres, as well as, writing and recording my own material.
What do you like most about your job?
If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
macbook pro, saffire 24 DSP, a pair of head phones, sm75 and sm58
Which artist would you like to work with and why?
Tingsek, cause I'd love to pick his brain on songwriting, performance and producing.
Can you share one music production tip?
Organised Project Folders (colour coding, naming tracks etc) is key to good work flow.
What type of music do you usually work on?
Soul/R&B, Blues, Rock, Pop
Tell us about your studio setup.
My studio set up is fairly simple but I use it to its full potential.
Set up includes:
MacBook Pro (15" Retina)
Focusrite Saffire 24 DSP
Logic Pro X
Focusrite Plug-in Suite
Shure SRH440 Mix Headphones
What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
I'm greatly inspired by the likes of Allen Stone, James Bay, Joss Stone and Noah Gunderson.
Two of my favourite guitarists at the moment are Allen Hinds and Eric Gales. Production-wise, I'm greatly inspired by Tingsek amongst many others.
Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
I have been a session guitarist more years than I have been mixing and/or engineering. So I would say the most common work I get is to play on artists' records. But things seem to balancing out.