What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
Started in 2008 after graduating from a Music Recording Certificate program at a community college. Fell in love with the songwriting aspect of music, been creating ever since.
What type of music do you usually work on?
Pop, Adult Contemporary and Gospel
Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
I am most proud of my first professionally released song, it was a gospel song written by me and produced by a Grammy winning producer. It was supposed to be just another track on the project but ended up being the title track.
What are you working on at the moment?
Creating new material daily.
Analog or digital and why?
I'm not that technical so.....?
What's your 'promise' to your clients?
What do you like most about your job?
When I hear the finished product, putting something in the universe that wasn't here before. Tears fill my eyes every time.
What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
Do I sing? Yes I do, but should I?...no!
What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
That lyrics don't matter anymore.
What questions do you ask prospective clients?
What are you about? What do you have to say? What do you want out of this? Do you have a budget? When can we start?
What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
Find someone who can listen to what you have to say and can translate that into lyrics.
If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
Pen, paper, laptop, headphones, mic!
How would you describe your style?
Alternative, a different option than the mainstream.
Which artist would you like to work with and why?
Emeli Sande, I love her vocals and the way she tells stories in her lyrics.
Can you share one music production tip?
Feel the story the music is telling then write your lyrics accordingly.
What's your strongest skill?
What do you bring to a song?
Creative lyrics and great concepts. I am always looking for a better way to say what's already been said.
What's your typical work process?
Write and record myself creating the general idea, then have a vocalist reference it if need be.
Tell us about your studio setup.
Logic X, Blue Mic and Mac Mini...used strictly for my creative process.
What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
Stevie Wonder, Fred Hammond, The Winans, Floetry, Kanye West, Emeli Sande, Elle Varner and Diane Warren.
Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
I write lyrics with melody.