ABOUT ME

I love writing songs and making music and dabbled in guitar and other instruments while maintaining my passion for the keys as my instrument of choice. Keyboards have always given me the freedom to create and perform the upbeat style of pop music I enjoy playing and composing. I was born in Sydney, Australia, in 1974, and have lived in Sydney for most of my life. I spent the year of 1986 in Melbourne. That year was an eye-opener for me as a musician having a taste of live performance as a member of the Victorian Boys Choir and having opportunities to perform music. I took piano lessons while growing up during my high school years and gained a basic understanding of music. I have always felt more comfortable teaching myself and learning to play my instrument by ear. I find the process of discovering and learning new things my way rewarding and motivating.

I have been enthusiastic about music from a young age and have enjoyed the creative side of music and sound for as long as I can remember. Growing up in the '80s, I was introduced to computers while the microchip age was maturing and personal computers had begun entering the consumer market. During the '90s MIDI keyboards had hit the mainstream consumer market, and I was able to start making music using a computer. I completed high school and did audio engineering training for knowledge to record and mix music.

While playing and writing music has been an ongoing passion, I have spent most of my adult life supporting local and international musicians. I have built and managed many online resources in support of independent musicians and local Australian talent, including online discussion groups and music resource websites. April 2002 saw the launch of my longest-running music project to date called Australian Music Info (www.australianmusic.info). That website stood to provide news and information about local music. My involvement with other musicians has given me an insight into the ups and downs of life as an artist.

I hope as a Singer-songwriter, I can positively influence people.