Since this is my first blog I thought that I’d introduce myself and let you all know what to expect from this space. I’m a writer/producer living in Vancouver, Canada. I studied orchestration at university and jazz at college before I went out on the road with a rock cover band. I’ve been writing and producing music for about a decade now and have written in many different styles.
As much as I loved playing live, my true love is writing and producing. I can write in many styles but love some more than others. I ended up writing in all of these genres because I ran a small studio for about 5 years that basically provided background tracks to songwriters.
Most of my clients never played an instrument or knew anything about theory or production so most of the time I ended up playing all of the instruments and co-writing because all they had was a germ of an idea and some lyrics. I always made an effort to make their tracks their own. I not one of those producers that feels he has to put his personal stamp on everything and try to simply do what’s best for the artist and the song. I produced tracks in every style from RnB, to Hip Hop, rock, country and everything in between. I stopped a couple of years ago to focus on my own stuff.
I’ll upload a couple of my tracks soon to give you an idea of what I’m all about. These are all written and produced by myself. Give these tracks a listen and tell me what you think. I have a lot of stuff in a lot of different styles so I’ll be uploading songs in different genres. When it comes to songwriting I do best with middle of the road stuff: RnB, pop and rock that’s ‘radio friendly’.
Basically I’m going to use this blog as much a journal to myself as I am a public forum. I’ll just be talking about the tracks that I’m working on and share some of my thoughts. If you have any thoughts or questions I would love to hear them.