My Vocal Coach

Since during the quarantine, I’ve had the opportunity to start working with a talented and inspiring vocal coach (something I’ve wanted to do for a while). Much thanks to Julian (@vocal_power77 on Instagram) for helping me establish new found confidence in singing lead and helping me to extend my vocal range and agility.

Just for fun, here’s a short clip of me having a blast singing and playing “Don’t You Want Me” to a great crowd at the New Wave Bar with my band mates in Radio Waves, because nothing says “80s New Wave” quite like a pirate shirt and faux leather pants.

Of all the fretless basses I’ve owned, this one is definitely my favorite.

Of all the fretless basses I’ve owned, this one is definitely my favorite. The rosewood in the custom @alperiouspickguard matches the rosewood in the neck, and features Alper’s signature ‘Exotic Shine’ design. This bass was originally a fretted Ernie Ball Musicman Stingray5H, but the team at @13thstreetguitars converted it to fretless using strips of rosewood to replace the frets, PLEK’d it, and set it up for me. The unfinished neck feels great and the tone is fantastic. I use @ernieball cobalt flatwound strings on this bass, which provide a nice blend of modern brightness and transients while still getting that classic flatwound thump. It’s easy to get this bass to produce those quintessential ‘growls & mewls’ that fretless instruments are known for, which is why I named it “Maulladora”.

Back in 2015, performing as a band member for actress/singer/songwriter Katie Garfield — she’s a great performer and songwriter, and her music covers several genres.

throwbackthursday – 2015, performing as a band member for actress/singer/songwriter Katie Garfield — she’s a great performer and songwriter, and her music covers several genres. In addition to her acting credits (incl Birth of a Nation, Nashville, Legacies, etc.), Katie’s songs have been featured in many films, TV shows, and video games