Music has been important throughout my life. Over the years, I've played in several local bands and still attend jam sessions and open mic events. With the free time available in retirement, I have had more time to devote to creating music. I have found it easy to create melodies and chord progressions, but I am slow with lyrics. I have my own home recording studio using Studio One Professional as my DAW of choice. I use a Tascam US-16x08 interface. My mic collection includes a Shure SM7B, Røde NT1A and a Røde NT-3. Unfortunately, I have arrived at the age where my vocal range has decreased and the available notes sometimes warble without warning. I tend to write softer, ballad-like songs rather than raucous, hard-driving material.
General Info
First Name:
Last Name:
North Bay
Songwriting Info
I am a:
Songwriter, Composer, Lyricist
Looking for a:
Songwriter, Composer, Lyricist
Preferred collaboration style:
video chat, email
Country, Folk, Pop, Singer/Songwriter
I'm strongest at:
melodies, chord progressions
Instruments I write with:
guitar, bass
Sounds like:
I don't think I sound like anyone else.
Beatles, Stan Rogers, Dan Fogelberg
Songwriting is my:
hobby, planned career
Songwriting Achievements:
I have not sought accolades, nor have they found me.

I've taken two songwriting courses with The Songwriting Academy which I recommend to anyone serious about the art.

I have enjoyed co-writing with people in the USA, Canada, England, Denmark and the Netherlands.
Personal Songwriting Goals:
I want to stay creative. I'd love one of my creations to be picked up by an artist, but that would be a bonus rather than a requirement.
Collaboration Goals:
mainstream artist release, niche/independent artist release, just for fun