I've been singing since I was a kid. I don't remember exactly when, other than the brief memory flashes of getting lyrics and sheet music to go along with my family's two-cassette CBS-FOX VHS box set of The Sound of Music. I watched that first tape endlessly (by which point, the second tape seemed like a lot of time and effort to continue with).
Not too much later, my older brother got his first acoustic guitar. Just so I wouldn't get left out, I got a harmonica in C. His interest in the guitar came and went by the time he finished college, while I never quite achieved proficiency with that harmonica. Thus, I ended up inheriting his guitar and started picking it up at the age of 14 (I have since permanently misplaced the harmonica).
Over the course of high school, I grew to love They Might Be Giants, rockabilly, surf rock, first wave punk, second wave ska, and new wave. I also rekindled a love of musical theatre, performing in Working, Carousel, Bye Bye Birdie, and a musical review to close out my senior year.
College at UC Santa Cruz brought with it an interest in 90s R&B, neo-soul, oldschool and golden age hip-hop, new jack swing, and classic country. I also discovered collegiate a cappella, and would spend four years with Isang Himig Multicultural A Cappella, getting to direct during my senior year.
The years following introduced me to folk, classic soul, and a whole lot of singer-songwriters. Through the Tuesday Night Cafe space, I met tons of amazing artists, sang backup vocals for Scott Tang, and even started to play a few of my own songs.
Now I'm working on more fun collaborations, writing and recording my songs, and slowly inching my way toward an EP. I hope you'll have a listen to everything along the way.