For as long as I can remember, I have been singing, banging on things and making music. I quickly got my hands on any instrument I was allowed to play at my public grade school, recorder, trumpet and steel pans, but I longed for more. At the age of 12, I begged my Mom to buy me a used drum kit that was up for sale in my Oakland neighborhood. Of course, she said “No!”, as any sane single mother would, instead offering to buy me a guitar if I promised to take lessons. By the time I was 14, I was a member of a band called “The Stairs”. We eventually became “The Rage”, and our fan base grew to where we were playing sold out shows across the Bay Area

At college in Santa Barbara a few years later, I was one of the founding members of a band called “The Fire Department”. After winning UCSB’s prestigious annual contest, “Battle of the Bands”, we were given the opportunity to open for Snoop Dogg, Iration and Wolfgang Gartner at UCSB’s Extravaganza festival. The Fire Department played gigs throughout California including Earth Day Santa Barbara, Art and Soul Festival / the New Parish in Oakland, The Hotel Café in Hollywood, The CA Beer Festival circuit and a multitude of other venues. Upon graduating, I decided to fulfill a longtime dream of mine to write and record my own original material

I moved to Los Angeles and began practicing as much as possible while writing my debut album. I also began to collaborate with talented and amazing musicians, each with their own unique and individual voice. We recorded our debut record "Sending Fire" at Studio 637 in Hermosa Beach, CA with engineer Alex Lockwood

A friend and talented engineer, Nick Rives, mixed three tracks on the album and platinum producer/ mixing engineer, Dave Aron mixed and mastered the last seven with Anthony Falcone. I am humbled and grateful for receiving the opportunity to perform, and record with terrific human beings

I met Derrick Elliott from a college friend and with his masterful funk on the fretless six string bass, we quickly became fast friends. Gil Lopez, playing pocket grooves with subtle flair, and Jack Kessel, bringing a blend of jazz, hip-hop, and funk on the keys, were long time Santa Barbara City College Friends

I met Michael Fortunato at a jam session and a year later he blessed us by laying down incredible trumpet and trombone lines. Jesslyn Brundy and I met by chance but her unique vocal stylings were perfect and all made “Sending Fire” a success

We are currently performing across CA at festivals, venues, and private events supporting our debut album “Sending Fire”

In addition I have begun writing a brand new triple album for my new band Triple Bueno, of Hip-Hop/Funk/Reggae, which will feature performers across a multitude of genres, as well as select producers. It will speak about love, protecting our earth, equality for all humans, and the pursuit of happiness which we should all be allowed

Look out for future tour dates, collaborations, and releases on our website and social media platforms!