What made you decide that music is the right path for you?
Music is in my blood. My whole family is musical. My father is a well know producer, singer, and songwriter. My sister is also an accomplished singer/songwriter with her own group. Our bands perform together quite often, and I sing backgrounds in her band on occasion as well. There was never any question that music is what I would do with my life.
What’s your writing process like? Do you write the music or lyrics first?
I primarily write songs with my musical partner, Nick Saya. Nick is also the drummer in the Annie Minogue Band. He often comes up with a groove and then we go from there adding melody with lyrics being last. I write all the lyrics for our songs so coming up with a title first is usually my jumping off point. Once we have the basis for the song, we will then demo it and pass it off to the band so they can come up with parts so we can make it our own. There are times when we write together as a group and in those instances, we will just get together in a room and come up with ideas until something pops.
Do you prefer performing live or recording, and why?
I prefer performing live over recording any day. Performing live is all about living in the moment and connecting with an audience. I love that energy! It’s visceral. Putting your whole self out there is a very vulnerable experience, and you must trust and have faith in yourself to be that exposed in front a roomful of strangers. The studio is the exact opposite of that experience. It is really a snapshot of the song at that particular time, while performing live is all about catching the spontaneity of the moment.
What would be your dream support gig? Bonus points for place/venue.
We have been lucky enough to open for some pretty iconic artists thus far, but we would love to support any of the following bands if the opportunity presented itself: Rolling Stones, Sheryl Crow, U2, Black Crowes. It would be a dream come true to perform at either of these legendary venues Madison Square Garden in New York City or Wembley Stadium in London.
What’s in store for you for the rest of the year?
We have two big shows coming up at the end of the summer as the support act for blues artist Eric Gales and funk band Pimps of Joytime. After that, we are going to head back into the studio to mix a few more tracks for the new record, while continuing our live performances. Looking to end the year with a new release and plans to tour Europe in 2023.