One of my favorite ways of helping my clients is to guide them in building their careers as artists. I can show you the ropes of the music business and industry, help you write songs, and find and understand your own style. I can introduce you to other talented musicians, help you build a band or live act, and most importantly, prevent you from making some of the mistakes I have made, and to steer your way towards success.
What are my qualifications? Short of writing a book, which I am strongly considering, I can’t begin to relate the things I have seen and experienced in the development of my musical career, but I will try to summarize it.
I’ve been performing on stage since I was 15 years old, and I have seen success, glory, a record deal, and big headlining shows as an original act. I’ve also experienced epic to catastrophic levels of failure as a live performer in front of a crowd of people. I have wasted years in pointless projects with people who were tragically stubborn, untalented, or worst of all, abusive or extremely bad influences.
I am currently living my dream, producing, writing, performing and recording music. I can’t describe the joy that brings me. Ten years ago, I experienced the other side of what can happen, when my own ignorance and naïve desire to please the people in my band and record label resulted in losing my voice completely, finding myself unable to speak at all, two songs into a 45-minute set in front of a crowd of people at a show.
The humiliation, the terror, the hopelessness I experienced that night is something I never want anyone else to experience. The treatment for the condition I had developed from vocal abuse was 30 days straight of absolute silence. No whispering, no talking, no singing. I carried a pen and pad of paper with me everywhere I went. My voice got better, with a few years of intense vocal re-training, therapy, and a little something I like to call “setting boundaries with people I work with”.