My good friend and acclaimed vocal coach and life coach, Roger Burnley, asked me if I would write a theme song for a program he was working on called "Overcoming Everything." I interviewed him about what he wanted the song to be about, why it was so important, who he wanted to reach, and what he hoped the song would inspire and emote when someone heard it. We also talked a little bit about his life and his journey. Writing this song for Roger was such a beautiful experience for me and felt guided by something greater than myself. It brought us both tears of joy and turned out to be exactly what he was picturing in his mind. I enjoyed the process so much that I started doing it as a service for others. Since then, I've written songs for a daughter from her mother, for a wife from her husband, for a company of people from their boss, for a friend from a friend, and many more. It brings me great joy to create these treasures that move people so deeply. And it's no surprise they do. . . it is the story of their lives in an original new song that they will have forever.
I have been writing songs professionally for 20 years. My music has been featured in American Songwriter Magazine, No Depression, New Now Next, and many other publications. "It's Only Love", a song from my first full length album HUMAN is in the Universal Studios film "All I Wish" starring Sharon Stone. My latest single "Listening to Madonna" is playing across the nation and the world at Bloomingdale's and ULTA stores. It's also on the Andaz Hotels playlist.
My earliest memory is from when I was 5 years old and was away at a weekend trip with my parents. We were staying at a beach house and we were there with a few other families with kids. I remember writing a poem about the weekend and asking my parents if I could share it with everyone. The rest is history. I've released multiple albums, singles, and perform regularly at restaurants, hotels, bars, weddings, private parties, and more. Music is my passion and a way of life. I love observing this wonderful experience on earth and putting into words and melodies the things that connect us all.
These are examples of songs I wrote for clients over the past 3 years. For 2 of them, I had the opportunity to play the song live for the recipient. It was an incredible moment to watch their joy and emotion as their loved one who commissioned the song watched. Tears of joy all around. <3