What are you working on at the moment?
I play weekly at a local church as well as write and record my own music
Analog or digital and why?
Both. Why do people have to pick? It's what the client likes.
What's your 'promise' to your clients?
I will exclusively work on the performance and will deliver a great track
What do you like most about your job?
I get to do what I love to do!
What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
Question: What will this cost and how long until I get it. Answer: That depends
What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
I make a whole lot of money doing this.
What questions do you ask prospective clients?
What's your name? What are you looking for? Do you want me to add any other instrument parts for you?
What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
Clearly know what you want. If you're not sure what you want don't be afraid to communicate that, we understand and will offer suggestions. Clear communication alleviates 98% of frustrations.
If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
Water, food, prefab shelter, gps satellite phone, and my acoustic guitar. I am a realist.
What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
I've been playing music for over 25 years. As a professional musician I have been one for 15 years.
How would you describe your style?
Whatever style I'm tasked to play there will be some feeling and soul evident in the track.
Can you share one music production tip?
As a session musician always record your dry signal direct in incase the client wants to take your tone in a different direction.
What type of music do you usually work on?
Rock, blues, R&B, pop, contemporary, etc.
What's your strongest skill?
Work ethic and communication.
What do you bring to a song?
A high level of excellence and creativity.
What's your typical work process?
It's simple. Communicate with and value the client to quickly deliver the musical performance they are looking for. I only work on one project at a time so my clients receive my undivided attention.
Tell us about your studio setup.
The studio is set up in a spare bedroom. I run everything through a Focusrite 18i20 preamp interface into Presonus Studio One. I have a full rack of effects and an extensive collection of guitar effects and keyboard effects. I use Sennheiser, Audix, and Royer microphones.
Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
I am called on to provide creativity to a wide palate of music production. Being able to play a variety of instruments allows me to add more than just a one dimensional view of the track. Whatever performance I deliver it will be in taste to the music.