The Twisted Path Of One Progressive Rocker
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It's been a lonnnnnng time getting here. A long time ago, there was this kid who only wanted to work on fishing boats in Galway, IE but somehow wound up in America--getting most horribly corrupted by that devil rock and roll. My family had such high hopes for me.
So 'back in the day', I was all over the map as a musician. My first national gigs were with a certain Twin Cities punk band while filling in on a public radio show that starred some guy named 'Garrison'. I moved from there to work with a variety of Motown® artists, lots of Gospel groups and then moved to NYC to do Broadway shows such as 'Annie' and 'Grease'. Somewhere in there I even wrote commercial scores (Lorzban: The Proven Way To Increase Crop Yields!).
But then I tried to go straight, Ossifer. I really did. And fifteen loooong years passed outside of the biz.
My solo career began in 2000 with my rebirth as a professional musician. Since then, I have had the good fortune to be able to (finally) do the kinds of music that I always wanted to do, without the constraints of being a gun for hire. And now, with my trusty sidekick Gus ever at the ready, I shuttle back and forth between Dublin, IE and Seattle, WA, making the stuff you are sampling here; staying at only the swankest of Ramada Inns.
The music world has changed so much since I was away (when did hip hop take over the world?) and I am definitely still learning as I go. To that end, I always will welcome your comments and suggestions.
Please do check back here often. I guarantee a regular supply of new (and hopefully interesting) things for "your dining and dancing pleasure."
Thanks for stopping by.