I have been making music for nearly 30 years. I love to do Hip Hop, Pop, and R&B, but I have been making arrangements of video game music in the styles of Jazz, Orchestral, and the undefinable for just as long. I am mostly self-taught aside from a few special band directors (thank you Harper, Clark, Spyers). I started arranging music in Junior High with video game and movie scores. I played sax in a ska band briefly. And in 2002, I co-founded The OneUps – the 2nd longest-running video game cover band in the world.
I was co-director of the very first fan-licensed video game arrangement album in the United States – Project Majestic Mix: A Tribute to Nobuo Uematsu. I have flown around North American playing music for scores of thousands of people and have performed on stage with composers Yoko Shimomura, David Wise, and Lena Raine. I ran the most popular recording studio in Fayetteville, Arkansas from 2004 to 2008, during which I worked with dozens of rappers and singers and produced over 100 beats/tracks.
I have been featured on CNN and MSNBC, appeared in GamePro and Official PlayStation magazines, composed for Fangamer and MTV2, remixed for MC Frontalot and Freezepop, produced for brentalfloss and Mega Ran, and so much more.
I love helping people. I love working with new talent and helping them find their stride. I love going to conventions and seeing all my colleagues and making new friends. I love to watch movies, eat a great dinner outdoors, and drive my Cadillac at dusk while listening to great music. And I try to live by the words that Lester Troutman of Zapp once told me:
“Funk isn’t a style of music – funk is a way of life.”