Okay, OKAY, I’m A Bastard…

…according to Webster’s Dictionary definition, my music product/my music style, born from my musical influences, would be defined as:

Bastard |ˈbastərd| noun or adjective

1. illegitimate

2. of mixed or ill-conceived origin <known for coining bastardwords>

The Platypus & I Have A Lot In Common

The Platypus & I Have A Lot In Common

I love the British Invasion era; I love Blues; I love The American Songbook; I love Charles Ives; I love musicals; I love Jazz; I love R&B (50s/60s/70s); I love 50s/60s Country & Western… I LOVE MUSIC!

The Only Reason I Chose Music (Or Actually, Music Chose Me)

The Only Reason I Chose Music (Or Actually, Music Chose Me)

All of the above influence every creative mood, thought and decision I make when I am playing or composing.

So… I am not a JAZZ musician and I am not a ROCK or any of the above musician (I’m still a nice guy!); BUT, I am ME. Whatever that means, I spend my creative life exposing ME such as I am, in the most sincerest, honest way I am capable of. I OWE this to my audience.

Art in general, being subjective anyway, has always posed a certain question which has always puzzled me:

When people come up to me and say I’m great, am I great because they say so OR do I stink because they don’t really have a clue… does it matter? Think about it…

I SINCERELY MEAN…

EVERY NOTE…

I PLAY…

COMPOSE

AND TEACH…

Welcome To My House Of Emotions: Your Local Universal Weather Forecast

Let’s see… I grew up with the The Who, The Beatles and The Dave Clark 5; I absolutely love Charles Ives, Dave Brubeck, Howard Shore, and Lalo Schifrin to name a very few of my influences. Did I mention that Vibraphone to me is like drums were to Keith Moon?

Welcome To My House Of Emotions: 2 Peas In iPPod

Let’s see… I grew up with the The Who, The Beatles and The Dave Clark 5; I absolutely love Charles Ives, Dave Brubeck, Howard Shore, and Lalo Schifrin to name a very few of my influences. Did I mention that Vibraphone to me is like drums were to Keith Moon?

Welcome To My House Of Emotions: Artful!

Let’s see… I grew up with the The Who, The Beatles and The Dave Clark 5; I absolutely love Charles Ives, Dave Brubeck, Howard Shore, and Lalo Schifrin to name a very few of my influences. Did I mention that Vibraphone to me is like drums were to Keith Moon?