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My Musical Traveling Journey
I've been captivated by the drums ever since I saw my dad’s friend playing around on his drum set. I was young, but this motivated me to learn and from there I taught myself.
Life went on, and I found myself meeting up with other mates who loved music. We formed a band. I eventually moved on to college and signed up for a music performance course. I discovered that when I was playing a musical instrument I could escape from the world. Playing music relaxed me and took my mind off all the stress and issues in my life.
I became very passionate about music and spent a great deal of time honing my craft. College was a very special time for me and my music. I surrounded myself with many like-minded individuals who had the same passion for their instruments as I had for the drums. I began to expand my musical skills, started singing, playing the guitar and the piano. Any instrument I could get my hands on was interesting to me, even if I wasn’t all that good on some of them. I found many teachers willing to show me what was possible. College was tough, but it reinforced how desperately I wanted to continue being a musician.
I decided to continue my music education at the Bristol Institute of Modern Music. After a few months I decided to change from the drumming course and join as a songwriter. I put my shoulder to the wheel and learned all that I could. When I graduated from the Bristol Academy, I realized that although I had a great deal of music education, I felt I needed to travel and discover more about myself and how the world sees me.
Traveling gave me the inspiration to write and play different music. I found a new appetite for traveling, and this became a major part of my life. Travel taught me to be independent and gave me the confidence to build a music career. I began to write music using new material, a new image, and soaking up as much music inspiration and experience as possible. Although sitting in a class room taught me the music formula, it never gave me inspiration and now I had found it.
Throughout my travels, I made many connections and collaborated with many different people. I’ve never, however, found a more true musical connection than with my good buddy, Craig Davies. Even throughout our travels and different journeys, we continue to innovate, create and collaborate to create music that is challenging and passionate. I have also worked with Stuart Epps, who produced Elton John along the way and received song/artist of the week on the BBC unsigned. Now I have played festivals, live radio, and gigs that helped me develop my experience. I’ve met a great deal of people who require thanks in helping me develop my own musical style. These are the people where I draw my inspiration and will continue to do so.