About Me

Short Bio:

I was born and raised in suburban Ottawa since January, 2000. The earliest songs I remember liking were ‘The Jean Genie” by David Bowie and “50 Ways to Leave Your Lover” by Paul Simon, which may explain a lot. Since then my life has been relatively uneventful save for some minor bumps in the road. I was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease at 11, and, probably because of this, I haveĀ fallen in love with – and conflicted by – the youthful idealism of punk, the hopeful yet pragmatic blues, and everything in between. Since then I’ve been involve mostly in teaching guitar lessons, playing and coaching volleyball, and playing shows around Ottawa. That’s all I have to say about that.


If you like my work, check out the influences:

  • David Bowie (Alternative/Glam Rock/Chameleonic Music)
  • The Clash (Punk/Reggae)
  • Leonard Cohen (Folk/Singer-Songwriter)
  • The Cowboy Junkies (Folk/Country/Singer-Songwriter)
  • Mac DeMarco (Slacker Rock/”Jizz Jazz”)
  • Bob Dylan (Folk/Rock & Roll/Singer-Songwriter)
  • Marvin Gaye (Soul)
  • Grateful Dead (Folk, Psychedelic Rock, Jam Band)
  • John Coltrane (Jazz)
  • Joy Division (Punk/Post Punk/Just Joy Division Man)
  • Kendrick Lamar (Hip Hop)
  • The Lumineers (Folk/Roots)
  • Joni Mitchell (Folk/Jazz/Singer-Songwriter)
  • Iggy Pop/Stooges (Proto-Punk/Punk/Noise Rock)
  • Lou Reed/Velvet Underground (Proto-Punk/Noise Rock/Glam Rock)
  • R.E.M (Alternative/Indie Rock)
  • R.l. Burnside (Blues)
  • Patti Smith (Punk/Singer-Songwriter)
  • The Smiths (Alternative/Indie Rock/Pop)
  • Sonic Youth (Noise Rock/ Alternative)
  • The Stone Roses (Madchester alt rock)
  • Tupac Shakur (Hip Hop)
  • Wilco (Wilco)