Writing original and stuck-in-your-head music for movies/TV/games is my forte, be it soundscapes, expressive symphonic pieces, or the gnarliest of metal anthems.
Mixing professional-sounding and clear music in a humble but formidable home studio, leaving guitars crunching, vocals somber, and no second of sound tarnished.
With guitar, bass, piano, synth, vocal/voice over, and a passion for versatility, the entire sound spectrum is within reach.
Early Years: Growing up in a diverse home with constant traveling, multi-cultural environments inspired and directed me. While I had obtained a grasp for classical instruments such as piano and trumpet, my strongest ability was composition and performance from listening. Being more inspired by media rather classical music, I drew myself to the world of rock, blues, radio-friendly bands, and learning soundtrack music.
Instruments: Soon after exploring the piano and trumpet in academic settings, I began learning Electric Guitar under Clint Presley, Founder of Music Quarters Charlotte/ performing jazz-blues guitarist, and studied a large range of both technical and expressive styles. Through the emphasis of improvisation, collaborative performance, and self-driven study, I gained an appreciation and passion for combining unlikely styles. In late 2012, I began self-teaching myself home-recording, mixing technique, and using video-game soundtracks as way to improve my musicianship on Youtube. I have additionally performed in the 2015 NC State University production of "Little Shop of Horrors", and other local bands and productions, in addition to several other video game and musical efforts.
Video Game Music: After playing through games such as The Legend of Zelda, Banjo-Kazooie, and the more modern title Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, my fascination with video game and soundtrack-oriented music set me off on the course to create my own interpretations. While learning the intricacies of home-recording, rock and metal styled mixes, and collaborative arrangements, I created 100+ HD music videos performing my own arrangements of classic and modern video game music. While I started off weaker, as most musicians will admit, my Youtube channel (hosting the majority of music) has grown to a significant audience, videos placed on national TV, used in larger albums, or worked into unique concept-albums. Through Youtube and remixing, I have worked to create and collaborate with the Multiplayer Charity, GameLark, and Materia Collective.