I have been playing piano since I was 7 and was already composing by the time I was 10. (In the video I said 11 but come to think of it I already had a ten minute piece by my eleventh birthday!) Growing up, I dreamt of being a famous composer, but life and its ways has sent me down other pastures - which has included teaching piano I might add.
So here I am, all these years later, with lots of material for at least one cd (even 2) and I want to finally make my dream come true which is to bring out my debut acoustic piano album.
Nearly ten years ago, I started talking about making this a reality. Some friends, after hearing me playing in a restaurant, were full of enthusiasm and recently I was further encouraged by a group of parents of my former piano students when they heard me playing some of my material which will appear on the cd.
My music can best be described as "Pianobar". My influences are wide and varied from Keith Jarrett to Afro Celt Sound System, Eliane Elias, George Winston, Sting, Alice in Chains, Perfect Circle, Gypsy Kings, Sly and the Family Stone, Neneh Cherry, the soul greats and anything on Café Del Mar, but ultimately you'll find my music is mainly tranquil acoustic piano music that you'd want to hear when relaxing.
The money that I raise will go towards recording and producing my album along with the accompanying artwork.
Cd launch will be towards the end of 2013. Dates will be announced in the Autumn.
Check out my myspace page for more, including another nice track that has given me quite a number of unexpected fans over the years!