Performing, Tracking, Songwriting
With over 15 years under my belt, performing is still one of my favorite things to do. I've professionally toured all across the US, and parts of Europe in my time. So I am no stranger to road life, in fact, I'm quite fond of it.
Whether it be a song, an album, a jingle, music bed or anything in between, I'm also open for hire as a session bassist/backup singer in studio, or via the internet. I have worked in multiple professional studio situations, so I'm well versed in the ways of the studio session. I also have full capabilities to record in my home studio and send high quality tracks anywhere. Check out my portfolio for recordings.
Check out my portfolio for examples of session work.
Songwriting is an aspect of music that really excites me, and I've been doing it as long as I've been a musician. For me collaboration and co-creating is what makes music go round.
I would love to start something fresh, or be another mind on a song you need help finishing. And if I have something cooking that clicks with our dynamic, I would love to share and collaborate on that.
Contact me to start a conversation.
Check out my portfolio for my writing.
Basses: Fender Jazz Bass & Schecter Stiletto Custom 4 (Mono Cases)
Amp: Markbass CMD 121 Combo Amp w/Markbass NY 112 Extension Cab
Pedals: TC Electronic PolyTune2, Mesa Boogie Subway+ Preamp,
Empress Compressor, Boss ES-8 & MD-500, MXR Bass Octave Deluxe & Vintage Octave, Source Audio C4 Synth, EHX Bass Micro Synth & Silencer, Zvex Mastotron, Way Huge Pork & Pickle, Tech21 VT Bass Overdrive
(Temple Audio & Pedaltrain Pedalboards)
(Cioks DC7, DC8 & Truetone OneSpot CS6 Pro Power Supplies)
I mix in an in the box environment with outboard metering and monitoring. I'm using a 2022 M1 Pro 16 core Macbook Pro 32GB RAM with Cubase 12 Pro, a 24bit/192khz Focusrite Clarett+ 8 Pre interface, high quality virtual components including FabFilter Compete Bundle, SSL Native Plugin Bundle, Waves Plugins, KRK Rocket 7 V4 Monitors and KRK S 10.4 Subwoofer, and Sennhesier Headphones. Check out my portfolio for tracks I've mixed.
When not on the road playing music I'm likely found behind a mixing board running live sound. I've been the production manager and head sound engineer at the two best listening rooms in Asheville (Altamont Theatre & Ambrose West), and engineered/stage managed at multiple other venues and events around town.
I like working a room just as much as a studio, and I am for hire as a live sound engineer in the Asheville area or for touring. If you're looking for a touring engineer that can double as a tour manger/driver/merchandiser, I've got that covered as well. I'm also able to procure PA systems for rental, set them up and run them if desired.
Contact me for rates, availability and details.
Let's work together to get the sound you're after. I'll sit in on rehearsals to glue things together before tracking, help arrange parts, compose new parts, advise musicians in order to draw out their best stuff, weigh in on the album track order, and polish the sounds for optimal representation of your music to the world.
Rates are determined on a case by case basis.