I have had a love affair with music for as long as I can remember. Some of my first memories are listening to music in the car with my mother on the way to daycare. Paul McCartney, Elton John, Stevie Wonder & Billy Joel were some of my earliest favorites, and their beautiful melodies are forever burned into my memory.
When I was 8 years old, I saved up enough money to buy my first two records, Thriller by Michael Jackson and Rio by Duran Duran. At age 11, after being entranced by the magic of Eddie Van Halen, I begged my mother for guitar lessons. I soon began weekly lessons with a local teacher named Eric Golding. A few years later I began to write my own instrumental music showcasing the guitar in an ensemble setting. At 15 years old, I added bass guitar to my repertoire and started experimenting in jazz as well as learning about the late great James Jamerson & Jaco Pastorius. Shortly after, I began to pursue classical and flamenco guitar and began lessons on the piano.
At the age of 20, I joined the Award Winning Canadian Recording Artist, Johannes Linstead and began to record on his albums as well as touring the US and Canada. After attending the University of Toronto, I moved from my hometown of Toronto, Canada to Birmingham, Alabama adding voice, drums, mandolin, and banjo to my skill set.