Started piano lessons at an early age and played in local bands. Concert performances 1975-1988. Opened for Blue Oyster Cult, Bryan Adams, Grass Roots, Rick Derringer, Cheap Trick and many others. Released three international major label rock music albums 1982-1986 and 2012. Pro-grade home studio.
Music is life. it's the driving force that propels me to be better and give my audience what they want. It's my purpose in life, to write and play music with what I've got inside. Although I have other talents, I'm always happiest playing and writing music.
To have the world know and love my music, and perform in front of them. Unfortunately, COVID has derailed much of the world's live music happenings, but that's a driving force for me to write more and release more, even though I might not be able to perform live.
Get rid of hatred and famine. If we could all eat our fill of the best food the world could offer and not hate each other, especially for no good reason, the world would start to evolve into a better place. Enough food for all and respect for your fellow human all the way around. Yes, THAT would be a good start.
Over the Rainbow
Beethoven, Chopin, Brahms, Rachmaninoff, The Beatles, Queen, Deep Purple, Def Leppard, Dream Theater, Alice in Chains
Whatever travels through my head at any given moment. Always important to have my phone ready so I can sing or play an idea through it before I get home to develop it further.
Life is what you make of it. We all go through life facing problems - things happen to everyone. Sometimes you make your way through it, other times you feel like the bug on a windshield. But life goes on. Deal with it and move on.
Exhilarated. That's the drug I need. I've always been a live performer and enjoy the experience immensely.
It takes a lot more to break an artist these days because the internet has so many options. The aim is to grab attention which is harder than one might think. With so many choices, gaining any kind of traction is key to the successful artist.
I haven't been here in quite some time but it seems decent. I have to work my way around it to take it all in.
The recording process. I'll always be a player/ singer first and an engineer second. I'm still learning better ways to put great tones to tape. I 'm trying to make it as seamless as playing or singing.
I actually rarely go out, due to the COVID mess. So I'm basically a studio rat, which works for me right now.
Songs must have as much mass appeal as possible. Songs should be stories that scores of people can relate to. No artist will ever please everyone, but songs written with a widespread common denominator in mind will stand a better chance of having mass appeal, and therefore, success.
I can't think of any. All the artists I think are excellent you're already aware of their work.