Influences: Allen Stone, Hozier, Ben Howard, Bon Jovi, Imagine Dragons, Bruno Mars, Josh Ramsay, Boston, Halsey, Ed Sheeran, Marcus Mumford
Young guy who loves all kinds of music currently studying guitar at Mohawk College.
FAWM #3! I'm stoked to be back this year. I've succeeded in writing 14 songs the past 2 years and I hope to do the same this year. I'd like to be commenting and forum-ing more diligently this time around.
I'll be doing more one-take demos this year to force myself to focus less on the production and more on the song!
|#3||My Body Is Yours||
|#5||Lay it Down||
|#7||A Love Song.||
|#8||I Don't Wanna Lie||
|#11||The Bird You Can Be||
|#12||I Made It Rain (Demo Updated March 2) @benjo||
Thanks for listening to "Take The Bait" again. Glad you liked it.
It's a fun challenge for sure... We had tapes going all over the world this year - Japan to UK to US; quite a few crossing the Atlantic. Lots within the US. 19 total songs... If you have a 4-track, check in next year! 😀
Thank you so much for your kind comment on "Rocky Shores". I appreciate it.
Thank you for your kind feedback on I Know Nothing!! 😀
Thank you for your kind words on "Waking Up Alone". I actually write most of my songs fairly quickly, most of the stuff I do for FAWM is written on about 40 minutes of my hour lunch break. Getting the recording done was a challenge, I had a lot of problems getting the guitar recorded.
Thank you for the kind comment on Behind silent doors.
Oh, you asked about the microphone - I recently bought a Vanguard V13 which I use on just about everything. It's a great mic.
Thanks for the comment on Fit to be Tied. Not a whole lot of vocal processing but I've been using the default plate recerb in Cubase which lends toward crispier highs it seems. I'll be taking a listen to you work soon!
Thanks for your comment! I haven't really done much in way of actually rapping, but I have taken a lot of stylistic inspiration from rap music. I've often thought to write a rap song, but I always end up wanting to sing the words. Maybe someday soon? Freestyling sounds intimidating but could be a fun thing to try my hand at! Thanks!
Thanks for your kind comment on "Better Angels"!
thanks for listening to 'cheerless celebration' -which ,since you asked, is in open G minor tuning (DGDGA#D) ...I think blues musician Son House used to use this tuning at times, btw. try it and have fun!
Thx for comments on hold me.. Yip the melody has been eluding me a few days eventually I just had to give it a go now i'll remember the right notes and amend the other slidy ones
Thanks for your comments on "Take The Bait". Right on the money. I need to rework the groove to support the vocal so it's not awkward to sing. Maybe adjusting syllables as you suggest. I've written a lot in 7 and I'm very comfortable there but it's all been instrumental.
Good to see that you're a serious student. I remember my student days, magical times. Enjoy it.
Thank you so much for listening and for the feedback!
Nice to meet you!
I’m just on top of the hill here, on the 403 just West of the Linc!
Thanks for the kind words for my don't just walk away song. It was fun to write. I miss talks with both my Dad (deceased) and my Son (Lives far away).
thanks for your encouraging comment on "Sit Around". Appreciate the time you gave.
Thank you for listening and the nice complement. As soon as I can remember my Gmail password I'll listen to your song. your Soundcloud stuff sounds great.Good luck to you.
Thanks for the nice comment. I always do full production, as I don't write lyrics. So, that's nice to hear feedback about that. Cheers!
I'm glad you are back!
Best of luck during FAWM 2018!