2017 was the year I committed to chasing the dream. I took the plunge and quit my job as a carpenter and started focusing on my music full-time. It wasn’t an easy decision to make, especially considering Bec and I were planning to start a family… but we both decided that if I didn’t give it a crack, I would look back later in life and regret it. We made the decision as a team, and she fully supported and believed in me.
So I started my journey as a full-time musician. This involved playing cover gigs on the weekend to contribute to the bills, mortgage, life… and I spent my time during the week writing new songs and developing my brand, researching bands and artists, and learning new skills in marketing and promotion.
In the later stages of the year, I was lucky enough to work with some amazing people while writing and recording my new EP. Simon Moro produced the EP and he was an absolute legend to work with… and Andrew Furze helped take the songs to the next level. We recorded at Sing Sing South in Melbourne, which has a rich history of amazing albums and artists who have recorded there. This was such a cool experience!
I am excited and proud to release the EP in March 2018… it has been an awesome journey and I can’t wait to share my new music with you.
P.S. Although I am excited and proud of what I have achieved musically, it is nothing in comparison to life’s greatest gift… having a baby. Bec and I had a beautiful baby girl, Stevie Maree, in October… and being a Dad is the best thing ever!