A little about me
I began playing the bass when I was 14 years old. My first time playing before an audience was at my father’s church in Flint, Michigan. It was during that performance that I realized how much I loved music and being a musician. Playing at church taught me the importance of music and musicianship. It wasn’t long before I felt ready to pursue a career as a professional musician. Since then, I have played and recorded bass for a number of music industry powerhouse artists including Snoop Dogg, Dr. Dre, Lupe Fiasco, Tha Game, Kim Burrel, The Clarke Sisters, AI, Stevie Wonder and many more. Being a huge fan of Japanese anime, comic books, video games and all things nerdy, I've been blessed to create various music compositions for companies like FUNimation Entertainment and Marvel Entertainment.
I've worked really hard in my career as a musician and composer and I am truly thankful to have had so many wonderful experiences so far in my career. I am determined to press forward and explore as many musical ventures as possible.
Music is my life and I live my life through music. I want this album to evoke a visual experience of my journey and be a way for the world to communicate with me. I've always appreciated all genres and styles of music and I want my album to break the boundaries of music stereotypes. I want my journey and my music to encourage people to never be afraid to take risks. Not matter what type of career or hobby you are in: business, art, cooking, fashion, whatever it may be; my hope is to encourage people to step outside of their comfort zone and explore new experiences.
Here is the idea
I am creating an album that is not based on one single style or genre of music but instead creating a mixture of multiple genres: jazz, fusion, rock, country, pop, disco, Bollywood, Arabic, cinematic, gospel, contemporary, metal, hip hop, video game, and every other genre possible.
I intend to collaborate with some of my favorite artist and musicians, many of whom I have been fortunate to work with in my career: Eddie Brown, Chris Coleman, Allan Holdsworth, Frank Gambale, Snoop Lion, Taku Yabuki, Katsuji Morioka, A.I., Shreya Ghoshal, Sonu Nigam, Andrew Gouche, Nancy Arjam, and many more.
My fascination with movie and video game composition has inspired me to present this album as the soundtrack to my personal journey. The title of my project is 1up.
ALL I NEED IS YOUR HELP
For years people have encouraged me to create an album. I have always had the desire to, but now I am truly ready in my heart and in my mind to step out and express myself with the gift God has given me. Being able to share this project with you all is very exciting!
With your support I will be able make this vision come to reality! Those who pledge to this project will have a chance to receive awesome rewards as a thank you for supporting my vision. Kickstarter is all about supporting independent creativity so my rewards reflect that spirit. Rewards such as five free lessons or recording bass on a song for your own project are just some examples of how I want to help support your vision and creativity as well.
What your pledge will help pay for
- Mixing and Mastering
- Recording Studio time fees
- Artist, musicians, writers and producers contributing their talents to the album
Thank you to everyone who has taken the time to be a blessing to my vision and me! It is really something special when people believe in what you do. Everyone has hopes and dreams but when you have people who believe, even just a little bit, its helps keep the determination and dream alive.
Risks and challenges
As with any recording project there are challenges throughout the process. We have an amazing team of seasoned professionals working on this project and we do not anticipate any challenges effecting the rewards and estimated delivery dates for each tier. Once this project is funded, we will start this journey into what will certainly be an amazing new album! Thank you for partnering with us!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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