I’ve finally taken full control of my music. No managers, producers or industry suits to get in the way of the recording process of my upcoming record "Shaken Not Stirred." With full creative control, it also includes financial. Though exhilarating, it can be rather frightening, but that’s what makes this endeavor so beautiful. If there’s one motto I've chosen to live my life by, simply, "follow your heart"...
After a marvelous year working the NYC club scene, I’m inspired more than ever to create this album for the increasing number of fans I see at every show. For all of you who read this, it's because of you and your growing support that I push myself to make this a truly smashing record. And I really mean it when I say I've taken full creative control of this album. Every part has been written by me, from string orchestration to horn arrangements to the rhythmic and harmonic direction I have for my band “The Secret Service.” Along with the lyrical and vocal melodies I keep myself up at night singing in my head.
Why name the album “Shaken Not Stirred?" Well for one, who the hell doesn’t want to shake it when they listen to a record?! But on a more deeply routed note, I reflect back to one of my favorite characters of all time as inspiration; only the smoothest cat ever to be fashioned, Mr. James Bond. Which explains one of the first cuts off the album, appropriately entitled “Smooth.”
As for the sound of “S.N.S,” incorporating my jazz roots and affinity for Motown soul, it'll bring you back to that retro 60’s, Sean Connery as Mr. Bond setting. But not to worry, this record will be anything from outdated, as my work as a writer for many contemporary electro pop producers gives me piece of mind that regardless of over produced synth samples or the timeless sound of a grand piano, a first-class song is created with inception and it’s deliverance in performance and feel.
This album is for you, because without you, there is no me, “The Secret Service” or any success of “Shaken Not Stirred.” So we collectively say thank you for your continued loyal support. I only ask for your help in sharing it to anyone and everyone you know as I begin to promote its release. And as each passing day brings new fans and awareness of me as an artist, it allows me to continue my passion creating music that I can share with the world. With all that being said, wish me luck!!!