A sense of place, somewhere between darkness and light, the place seen just out of the corner of the eye and felt behind the heart. Ethereal vocals, a dark harmonic undercurrent, the play of textures between acoustic and electric guitars, hard-hitting drums, subtle tempo changes, harmonic color and texture, and of course the piano. A product of a singer/radio show host father and artist mother, I began playing piano and wrote my first song at age 8. I wanted nothing more than to be Keith Richards at age 14 and still do. Classical, jazz, pop training on the piano in my early teens. The usual rock/pop cover bands throughout high school. Moved to Los Angeles at age 21, working for Capitol Records. Ron Miller ('Touch Me In The Morning') inviting me to become a member of his songwriting group, Butch Vig's endorsement of 'Front Lines' to Atlantic Records and a scheduled tour with Chris Izaak in Europe but the tour was eventually canceled. Influences: Ville Valo, HIM, Heart, Kate Bush, Elton John, St. Perpetua, Type O Negative, Prague, James Taylor, Alice In Chains, Venice, Led Zeppelin, October Project, Nirvana, Ville Kangas, Hole, Wagner, Aikuisten Lelukauppa, Ministry, John Waterhouse, Judy Tzuke, V.E. Dary, Steely Dan, Kat Von D, Megadeth, Velvet Goldmine, Michael McDonald, The Cowsills, Fleetwood Mac, Michael Ninn, Sting, Nine Inch Nails, Bruce Hornsby, Tesla, Helsinki, Tool, Carpenters, Joyce Tenneson, The Bronte sisters, Sigur Ros, Jimmy Webb, The Eagles, Clicker, Bohren and Der Club of Gore, Richard Brautigan, Evanescence, David Pack, Ann Rice, Keith Richards, Edna St. Vincent Millay, Janet Lynn, Eckhart Tolle.
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