F.A.Q.’s

WHAT WAS YOUR GOAL WITH THIS PROJECT?
My initial goal was to write some good songs and see if someone else would like them enough to record or perform them. Then I got caught up in seeing how the song germinated. Then it grew as I assembled some great local musicians to add those special touches that I heard in my head. Now I hope others enjoy my vision. I would love to hear other musicians interpretations of my songs as well to see where they might take it.

HOW DID THIS PROJECT COME TOGETHER?
I first met with a friend of mine Doug Bangham, a renowned blues and rock guitarist and founder of Carver Institute of Rock (http://carverinstituteofrock.com/) who inspired me and empowered me to do something about my songwriting that I have been trying since 14. He introduced me to my engineer-extraordinaire Patrick Ahern (http://www.fireworksproduction.com/) who has my same work style, has a true mastery of the technical side of audio production and is a talented drummer as well. The rest just fell into place. I handpicked some of the most talented studio musicians in the area as I needed them and recorded it at Fireworks Productions Studios an hour or two a week. With so many moving, shifting parts, I had to be patient enough let it unfold. That’s why it took a couple of years.

WHEN ARE YOU PLAYING LIVE?
This project is purely a studio effort. There are no intended live performances. Primarily because I gathered working musicians that are committed with other projects and bands that frankly would make it virtually impossible to round everyone up to perform live.

WHY NOW?
Any creative person will tell that sometime you need to just it out of you. After years of doing everyone elses’ music and never really publishing anything I figured, Why Not Now?

WHY DID YOU FEATURE A GORILLA AND BABY ON THE CD COVER?
I was looking for something to capture the purest emotion of the title track , “I Can Feel Your Heartbeat”. My son Liam worked with Gorillas at the Buffalo Zoo. He sent me some photos from Kelly Ann Brown from the Buffalo Zoo. This photo of Lily the mother and Nyah the daughter gorilla was so stunningly innocent and pure I knew that I had to use it. Plus it gives me a special connection with Liam that will live on.

WHY RELEASE OF VALENTINE’S DAY?
Valentine’s Day has always been special to me and my lovely wife. I thought what better time to release this labor of love than now.

WHEN WILL THE PHYSICAL CD BE RELEASED?
The Physical CD is set to still release by Summer 2016 with a Bonus Track not included on this digital release called “Take Me Back To Heaven”. The exact date has not be set yet. You can check this website for more specifics as information unfolds.