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I love all styles of music, and that probably comes though in my songs. My parents moved us from New Zealand to California when I was six years old, and we went from a very-rural country life on a New Zealand chicken farm to a southern California tract house Talk about culture shock! We went from no radio to The Beatles, Peter, Paul and Mary, Simon and Garfunkle overnight, and the impact that had me musically was immense. Elton John's country-influenced album Tumbleweed Connection (and my mother's Cal Smith and Willie Nelson records) sparked an interest in country music, and it wasn't long before I was hooked on Merle Haggard, Bob Wills and Waylon Jennings. My music is a little bit of all these artists, so hopefully that makes my songs a little unique. I was always as interested in the songwriters as I was the artists themselves, and started writing my first songs in my early teens.
I didn't get really serious about songwriting until recently though, and I recorded my first demo "I'd Rather Be Lucky Than Good" in July of 2008. Since then I've recorded about one per month, most of which are on this page. Recently I've been writing a few adult-contemporary songs as well.
I'm currently involved in the NSC/Ash Street Music apprenticeship program, and now that I'm in Nashville frequently I'm meeting some wonderful people with a shared interest in the music we all love. It's a great thing!
I can be reached by phone at 804-387-4669, just in case you'd like to include one of my songs on your next double-platinum project!!
Wishing you all great success and happiness!