Discuss your personality.
Could definitely say that I wear my heart on my sleeve sometimes and other times I can be a bit driven when a goal is put to mind.
Brief us about you as a musician.
I’m a guitarist first and for most and a singer second. I’ve always felt singing to be a feeling that kept reminders of reality and buried memories rather close to the heart.
Go into details on what have changed in your life for choosing music as a career.
Ever since I heard music on the radio as a child and then saw a live performance the years following. I knew that I would have a career involved somehow with music. My life hasn’t really changed. I’ve always been heading in that direction.
Tell us the benefits and drawbacks of choosing music as a career.
Benefits would be simply doing something that you truly love with your time and energy. Drawbacks include wishing to have more time to just experience life, in which those experiences create the spark where the music comes from. Being a band leader takes an immense amount of commitment.
Tell us how you will manage fame as an established artist.
Fame is what it is. Without happiness fame must be rather lonely. I don’t think anyone really could know how they would react until it has become a part of daily life.
Elaborate on the story line of this song.
“Sliver” is about fascination and possibilities. The hope that one day that silver glimmer you see ahead could really be yours, touching it and caring for it without ever looking back.
Tell us means of connecting you and purchasing your music online.
Let us know the greatest moment of your music career.
So far it would have to be the feeling that we don’t have to rely on anyone else to make it happen for us because we are doing this on our own in our own way. That instance of realization knowing that our art is ours to represent and ours to portray has been a moment at the top with the greatest.
Tell us the highest amount of money you have ever received from your music career and how it happened.
Not really a moment of exuberance worth disclosing.
Discuss your experience pertaining live performances, gigs, shows and tours.
Musically speaking we like to allow for a bit of what if, allowing for expansion but to not completely stray off the path during live shows. We are a rock band so that has got to be brought.
Tell us how you relate with your fans.
I think our true fans delve into the lyrical content further. I live and breathe most of that content, so it’s a rather personal connection when a moment arises to discuss the words that I sing.
Tell us what you will like to change if you have the chance to turn back the hands of time.
I would not change anything especially the traumatic parts. That’s what builds the strength to do this.
Tell us the most important people that have boosted your music career and how you met them.
The two that have always believed in the songs and the two that have found a voice within my songwriting. Tom (drums) and Fritz (bass). Tom and I met in high school and Fritz and I met just after, through Tom.
Brief us on what you have in mind before considering music as a career.
Considered being an anesthesiologist…but only for a brief moment…those teenager pressures…
Discuss your good and bad experience in life.
Good: learning how to let a D chord ring and getting lost in its sonic vibrations…
Bad: not allowing for more good…always my fault…
Name the artists that have influenced the world.
Jimmy Page, Elton John, Bach.
Tell us about your moment of rejections as a musician and how you are able to cope and move on.
Moments of rejection happen all the time. We know that our music isn’t for the masses. When we do find a fan it’s not because they just kinda like it…they truly find something in it for them. This knowledge and acceptance allows us to continue forward with everyday…
Tell us the most negative comment you have ever received about your music.
When I was beginning as a singer someone down the hall yelled, “Who stepped on my hamster!”
Tell us how to become a famous artist.
I have no clue. All I think one can really do is to try to be relevant in the music world and spread your music into every reach of it.
Tell us how you plan to make an impact on the society.
Being involved in music has always kept me on a steady path. Being able to pass that comfort on to today’s or the future’s youth would be remarkable. Fortifying music classes in grade schools and government funding for instruments is at the top of my list when the time comes…
Elaborate on the recording process of this song.
‘Sliver’ was recorded with me in a room with my acoustic at first. We play a fully electric version of the song but I wanted it to be more personal for the record. Tom requested to play the drum sections last after all the other tracks, so Fritz and I dove in making his desire come true.