I love to write lyrics - especially lyrics drawn on personal experience, observation, current events, behavioral health, life stories - REAL THINGS! I love to lay down very simple to very complex drum parts. I love putting bass lines just behind the beat. I love simple, melodic piano to accentuate lyrics (piano/vocal duets - YES!) I love to track and mix, without obtaining the "perfect" cut. If it's a little raw and edgy, you know it's real! Oh, and if your diggin' 3/4 time??? We're on the same page! My goals are simple... Seek out Artists who need help, and Artists who are compelled to help. I am, and have been a musical person for nearly 40 years (both in appreciation and creation). I believe all music is food for the soul of whoever created it, regardless of commercial success. It's an honor to receive glimpses into another's world. I thrive on collaboration, though I am a little more "limited" than I used to be. I've gone through a great amount of adjustment in the past 2 years, as a result of an automobile accident (spinal cord injury). I lost everything from the chest down, but still have about 65% of my right hand and 35% of my left. So I have basically one hand for any performance, though I use adaptive technologies. I believe a good song is never finished, and that there is no shame in ANY level of sharing, each to their own abilities.
General Info
First Name:
Last Name:
City of Tiny Lights
United States
Songwriting Info
I am a:
Songwriter, Lyricist, Topline Writer, Beat Producer
Looking for a:
Songwriter, Topline Writer
Alternative, Blues, Comedy, Hip Hop/Rap, Indie, Jazz, R&B/Soul, Rock, Singer/Songwriter
I'm strongest at:
lyrics, melodies, beats/grooves, arrangements
Instruments I write with:
piano, vocals, other
Sounds like:
Many & None, I'm All Over The Place!
Frank Zappa, Sade, Jimmy Rushing, Kirk Whalum, Bob James, Tom Scott, Brandon Fields, Nina Simone, Rickie Lee Jones, Rodney McCoy, Carl Palmer, Count Basie, ELP, Weird Al
Songwriting is my:
hobby, part-time job, former career
Personal Songwriting Goals:
Seek out Artists who need help, and Artists who are compelled to help. "In denial of your own creativity, you will come to know the worst kind of death" -Just Frank-
Collaboration Goals:
mainstream artist release, niche/independent artist release, just for fun