How would you classify your music?
I have written and performed music in various genres, ie progressive rock, pop rock, Celtic rock, experimental, Middle Eastern, opera, classical crossover and electro pop and pop rap, so I’m not sure i can classify my sound.
Who are some of your top 5 musical influences?
The Beatles, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, Dead Can Dance, Four Non Blondes, and Portishead.
What do you want fans to take from your music?
I want them to feel emotion, and a sense of atmosphere.
How’s the music scene in your locale?
I’m really not much into the music scene in my locale. Since leaving San Francisco, I have focused more on online collaborations, and more recently, editing and creating film for music video, but that could change.
When did you know you were destined for music?
I was originally an art student and then a poetics major. After moving to San Francisco I began training in opera, wrote and directed a musical, and performed in various bands, at that point I began to gravitate solely to music.
What is the best concert you have been to?
What do you like most about playing live? Dead Can Dance in Berkeley Ca. There is nothing like live performing to reach an audience, if the sound is good, the vibe is right, and the performance slick.
Is there a song on your latest CD release here that stands out as your personal favorite, and why?
To be honest, I’m really not sure. My upcoming album, features multiple genres, so I guess for classical it would be my cover of Nella Fantasia, for a contemporary original, it would be Dreams…
How have you evolved as an artist over the last year?
As I mentioned I’ve been learning about film specifically with DaVinci Resolve, so I feel I’ve finally been able to combine my training in visual art with my music, which is wonderful.
If you could meet, play a gig, co-write a song, have dinner, have a drink with any band or artist (dead or alive) who would it be and why?
I’ll have to think about that one.
What’s next for you?
I’d like to collaborate with more artists, and make more music videos/films, also I’d like to find some very special gigs, gigs that are out of the ordinary