Now you've seen what I do, but who the heck am I anyway? Well, I'm glad you asked!
I was born and raised in a small town called Sioux Lookout, Ontario, Canada. Sioux is approximately in the middle of nowhere, and is close to pretty much nothing, but it was a great community to grow up in, and is full of the arts. To pass the time there, me and some of my closest friends started playing music. I had my first basic lessons on the guitar from my dad, and then in 4th grade I started taking guitar lessons at my school. I eventually started playing music at church and other community events. We used to play for hours and hours in the evening to keep ourselves out of trouble and it's in that environment that my love for music grew.
Around the same time I started playing guitar, I started writing songs. While I'll admit the first few songs were just rip offs of my favourite band Switchfoot, I eventually started writing more songs and fell in love with the craft. Later, I bought my first audio interface and recording software, and started recording my own music, and posting it to SoundCloud. Eventually, I also took up teaching guitar and production basics, where I learned the joy of learning through teaching.
In 2018, I decided to take the next step in developing my craft by enrolling in the songwriting program at Prairie College. There I learned songwriting technique under Denis Baptista MMus. (Canadian-Brazilian songwriter and composer), through curriculum partially developed by Brian Doerkson (JUNO award winning songwriter and singer). Through the program I gained a tool box of techniques, and many song critiques which encouraged me to grow as an artist. As a part of that program I wrote my first EP, "Sea of Lights" which I recorded with Mark Troyer at Evergreen Sound.
My music has been described as light and humourous, while maintaining a serious and sincere message. When asked what genre I produce my answer is usually: "That's the question, isn't it... I guess it could be called alt pop". My music is really a mixture of lots of different influences including pop, rock, jazz, hip-hop, R&B, folk, alternative, and electronic. It mostly comes out of the wide variety of music that I listen to, and I've taken different elements from each genre.
More recently I've been working on a new single called, "Friendships", which I wrote about missing friends that live far away. Over the course of the pandemic it hit especially hard, as traveling to see even close friends became impossible. The song is set to release on all platforms on July 9th, 2021.
As for my plans for the future I'm still writing, in hopes of recording a full length album in the near future. I've also started offering online lessons again, where I hope to teach guitar, and pass on the songwriting skills that I have learned. The future has never been something that I can see clearly, and I can't see past 2020, but I'm excited to see the journey it holds.