The first thing you’ll probable notice when listening to my music is the variety of sounds and influences. Although as a vocalist I would classify myself as a blues singer, I love to dance and bring funk, rock and pop sounds. When I was growing up, like many people I went through different phases and musical taste; from county music and Elvis at a very young age (mothers influence) to rock & roll as a young teen (friends influence) to funk and R&B (change of schools and friends) to blues (work friends). I still greatly enjoy and have an appreciation for all types of music. My first performances was as a 5 year old standing on tables in the bar my mother worked at singing Elvis songs (with full hip and leg gyration) for candy tips (and I was hooked). I started acting in junior high school and played in my first cover band in my late teens. I played in several bands singing old R&B, blues, country, 50’s music and rock.
After a few years of singing in cover bands and writing songs I released an independent CD of all original songs called “Someday, Someway” that was voted best independent release in the Nashville Scene magazine reads poll. Prompting the reviewer to write “Someday, Someway” is an eclectic blend of Southern Rock, Country Blues and Pop with a little something for everybody”. I was also voted third in the “Best Male Vocalist” category (behind Vince Gill and Garth Brooks) and third in “Best Songwriter” (behind Vince Gill and Bobby Green). While playing clubs, I also acted in commercials and independent films, and started a theatre company. It quickly became obvious I was taking on too much, so I decided to focus my energy on the theatre company and independent films; producing and directing over 60 plays and writing, directing and acting in shorts and three feature films. Over the years, I have also acting in over 50 different productions (including one-man shows), written 12 produced plays and toured with the theatre company in 15 states.
But I missed my first love and returned to music. One day I was feeling inspired, picked up the guitar, dusted it off and in about 30 minute wrote my first song in seven years “Angels Don’t Let Me Down”; and I knew I had to do music again. I went to work writing, recording and dancing; returning full circle to the music I first performed with bands - Blues, Rock, Funk and R&B/Soul; which has led to the release of two albums in three months, the all originals “Groove Thang” CD and the more bluesy “People Get Ready” covers CD which will include many of my favorite songs to sing and perform. I will be releasing several videos and performing over the next year to support the CDs. Be sure to join the email list (and get FREE downloads) so you will not miss new videos, music, shows and free stuff. I hope to meet you somewhere on the road; and hope that you enjoy my music as much as I enjoy creating and performing it for you!