I believe we all can #Create the life we dream about. I believe we were created in the image of God, and therefore we are creators just like Him.
My love and passion for music started at a very early age. I was surrounded by music as a child. My dad was blasting Shirley Caesar and The Mighty Clouds of Joy, my oldest brother was blasting The Commodores, Earth Wind & Fire, Stevie Wonder, and Parliament Funkadelic, and my middle brother was blasting Black Sabbath, Styxx, Rush and Van Halen. Can we say DIVERSITY!!!
Growing up in the 70’s and 80’s, I gravitated to pop music. Michael Jackson, Prince, Duran Duran, Cyndi Lauper, George Michael, Tears For Fears, The Eurythmics, Culture Club, etc. Such good music in my humble opinion. In the 90’s I shifted more to R&B music. Guy, Cameo, Jodeci, Boyz II Men, Babyface, New Edition, etc.
A little history… I started playing trumpet at 10. Bought my first keyboard at 14. My first bass guitar at 15 and started writing songs. I’ve never looked back. I played trumpet all through school and I marched at Morris Brown College for one year. I loved marching band, but I knew that music production was where my heart was. So I left Morris Brown and enrolled at The Art Institute of Atlanta where I received a Music & Business Management degree.
Throughout the 90’s, I wrote and produced a lot of songs for myself as a solo artist and other local Atlanta singers, rappers, and groups. In 1997, I gave my life to Christ. This was the best decision of my life. From a music standpoint, it took me some time to come to a decision on whether to continue writing and singing secular music or switch over to gospel music. This wasn’t an easy decision for me. I switched over to gospel music.
As any musician can attest to, my background and love of pop and r&b music really shaped my sound even as a gospel artist. I believe this is what makes us all unique as artist. All of our individual experiences and influences being expressed through music. Sometimes it neatly fits in a genre, but sometimes it can’t be labeled and placed in a box or category. This is why music is So Amazing!!!
I currently reside in Jacksonville, FL with my wife Joneen and our two sons.