Multi-genre vocalist and composer/arranger specializing in pop, rock, theatre and classical genre.
I am a graduate of Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA where I studied Classical Composition, Contemporary Writing & Production and minored in Conducting as a Piano-Voice principle. I am also the front man of an alt-rock band where I write, arrange and perform rock music with a base of hard rock, metal and punk rock built up with many other genre of music here in NYC. Before all of that, I began my musical career as a classical pianist, clarinetist and classically trained baritone tenor where I performed in The Bahamas and the US as a solo act and in various ensemble. I've written for everything from a singer-songwriter on guitar to orchestral choir to big band...to film. I've also released music as a solo pop rock artist, with my band and as a songwriter/arranger/producer for several contemporary artists.
Ah... That's quite a lot in one jumbled paragraph, but I really just like creating music. And I put my very own touch on any project presented to me. I've been at it for years, and I'm simultaneously preparing for grad school as well as a big LP release. Anything I work on, I absorb and grow. My influences are wide, and I'm excited about working with others because I believe everybody can be creative in some way shape or form. And the real brag is that I'm very good at bringing that creativity out. You'd be surprised what we can do together. :)
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Interview with Noshi
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I actually have several studio setups depending on the requirements of my project. Primarily, at home, it's just me, my piano and synths, a scarlet 2i2, macbook pro, SM7B, SM58, Logic Pro X and a ton of plugins and libraries from all over. Really, with each project, I either purchase or upgrade my equipment. So, this is all ever-changing. And as for my earlier comment about there being other setups, I have a larger studio with a live recording set up for a rock band, access to a production studio and so on considering the options of my musical network.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Originally, the answer to this question was pages long because I just have so many influences from songwriting to mixing and mastering. But if I really were to compress everything, here are some artists I enjoy, the abridged version: Queen, L'arc en Ciel, Beyonce, Serpentwithfeet, Kendric Lamar, Björk, Bahamen (Junkanoo Album), Buika of Spain, Mina of Italy, Sondheim, Dillenger Escape Plan, Nirvana, Yoko Kanno, System of a Down, Big Bang of South Korea, Nicki Minaj, Debussy, Ravel, Aretha Franklyn and Stevie Wonder. Ok ok. I'll stop there! Utada Hikaru. Okay, I'm done.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Most commonly, I'm writing for film. It's certainly not what I expected, my mix of genre and specialized instruments (vocals, strings, percussion), my multicultural experiences and just the fact that any type of music I write has a splash of impressionism in it brought me here. I'm not mad about it, but it would also be nice to flex my other skills with contemporary artists just a bit more.