The songwriting process is always very unique in each circumstance. Generally, I start playing piano and then a creative surge comes over in which chords develop and I write lyrics later. And other times, I start writing down words, then form them into lyrics, create a melody, and finally write chords underneath.
I'd say what inspires me is the bigger picture of truths that I find within the universe, that get triggered by my everyday life. I never know when I'll get inspired and usually whatever I had to do that day gets put off because I get in the zone.
Any Songs You Have Written That Hold An Extra Place In Your Heart? And If So, Why?
The son "Run" holds an extra place in my heart. It recently won first place at the Eco Arts Awards songs for Freedom. I wrote it when I decided to take a courageous leap from being in a cover band in the small town I was living to launching my solo career in Seattle this past summer. As soon as I decided to fulfill being creative instead of playing music just for money, I recorded this heartfelt song called "Run". Much to my surprise (because I hadn't believe in my original music before), the song got much radio play and won awards, and then my whole music career took off from there.
What Are Your Thoughts On The Recording Sessions?
My band recently recorded at the Toybox Studio here in Seattle, and we had so much fun. Everything went smoothly. We all took off two days to hang out, drink a few beers, play some music, and record songs! Our EP is coming out really soon, and we're still in the mixing process of getting the little details fine-tuned.
What About The First Show You Played, Any Memories?
The first show we played was at Trinity Nighclub, and it was a pretty awesome first show! It was packed with over 300 people because it was with RAW Natural Born Artists. We didn't realize that our first show ever would get so much attention! The crowd was super supportive, we had a blast, and we all left with smiles on our faces, realizing that we already like the direction this band is going.
So Far, What Has Been Your Best Live Experience?
The best live show we played was at the Crocodile in Seattle. This was recently on Thursday, December 13. The sound system is one of the best in Seattle, and it just felt good to have our music represented with such a great system and sound engineer. We loved hanging out in the green room, the other bands, fans, and all the perks that come with that venue!
Blue and Purple, which makes Indigo.
Macaroni and Cheese.
Any Memories Of The First Concert You Attended?
One memorable concert from high school was on Valentines day at the Pageant in St. Louis, where I live for four years. I was going through this rocker phase, and it was heavy metal. Definitely got pushed around the mosh pit and had the time of my life.
Any Bands/Artists You Enjoy Listening To That People Might Find Surprising?
People might find it surprising that I love Queens of the Stone Age, as my sound is more pop and delicate. I also love Deep Purple for their killer organ solos. Totally opposite of my stye. I just appreciate music from all genres/time periods. Whatever sound I've developed has been a fusion of my experiences, and since I've been in a cover band and experimented with more of a rock sound in the past, right now it just has a wide variety.
So What Do You Have Planned For Next Year?
At the rate we're going, we are thinking of applying to festivals such as Bumbershoot, as well as doing regional touring.
What Do You Want To Say To The Fans?
It truly has been a magical experience having so many wonderful opportunities happen in only six months. We are so honored to have gotten to the finals of the Seattle Jammin Challenge, winning a show at Hard Rock and music video, and we couldn't have done it without our fans' support. The bottom line is that if you're happy, we're happy. Thank you for believing in us and making our dreams come true!