ALL ABOUT ME
From the moment I saw my first concert as a kid, I became obsessed with the bond between the artist and fans. It creates an energy like no other, and I wanted to create a connection of my own, so I got right to work. At 14 years old, I started playing guitar, then I moved on to piano, and eventually began studying the voice. I spent much of my income from my day jobs on pedals, effects processors, and plugins, so I could experiment and learn how to create amazing sounds. As I studied the skills, I would fall in love with both the writing and performance processes of music down to the finest details.
Everything I know about being a good creative comes from spending the last 6 years with my band QU!ET. I learned that you can do an amazing job on your own, but your work can only be as good as what you are capable of. If you want something better, then one must appreciate the wonders that collaboration can do for art. I enjoy hearing song ideas from others, and suggestions on how to perform my instrument(s) to do what makes sense for the song. As I became more comfortable working this way, I branched out to work with other singers and producers on their music, and it was rewarding to see how valued my contributions would become.
As much as I love writing and putting on a great show, I equally enjoy doing the work to make that happen! Being an artist has always come first for me, so the first live rigs I ever built were for myself and my bandmates. I designed a studio/tour friendly guitar effect rack, and an in-ear monitor system. We made sure that every instrument/mic could be routed anywhere, in order to achieve the sound we wanted in any situation. I would spend time seeking every possible problem that could occur in any live setting to ensure that our stage production would run smoothly. By eliminating the chances of technical difficulties, all a performer has to worry about is their actual performance, and that’s the standard I aim to set for every event I’m involved in.
I began sharing my process on my social media stories, and it got to a point where other bands began to reach out to me, asking for help to run their shows, and seeking advice to improve rigs such as their in-ear monitor systems, or guitar effect racks. I found myself often building rigs, and working backstage for bands like FARSIGHT (NY Metalcore), Off Guard (Long Island Punk Rock), and other various artists. In 2021, I filmed a YouTube video series on how to program MIDI devices by RJM Music Technology. As the series would roll out, I received a call from RJM themselves to hear that they would help promote my videos, and refer me to their artist clients in need of assistance with setting up their live rigs. Their clients include Green Day, Muse, Bring Me The Horizon, Fall Out Boy, and more! I’ve been grateful to enjoy a nice working relationship with RJM.
I know what success feels like as an artist and a stage tech, and I enjoy helping others reach that. If there’s any bit of energy, musicianship, or knowledge I can share just to get you THAT much closer to having a better connection with your fans, I feel obligated to help, because everyone deserves to see and hear something amazing.