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It started with guitar. Well, it started with wanting to play the drums, but vetoed by parents due to noise. When much younger sis started taking piano lessons, then I had to do something. So. A bit of formal guitar. A lot of high school classic rock, first as poseur and then for real. Then piano, including a term at Berklee. And then on to other some recording, production, singing and the rest. Definitely NOT a straight line, lots of breaks in between, and lots of personal development first.
Now it's about good songwriting, rocking out a bit, jazzing it up, dancing around, exploring other instruments/sounds/cultures, improving the voice, and just in general focusing on making it all sound better and better. So 2 parts rock, 1 part indie, 1 part electronic, 1 part jazz, 1 part prog/geek rock, 1 part Motown and soul, and 1 part spit-in-the-eye avant garde. All with a smirk :)