Back in early 2017, I had a problem. I needed to come up with a video that I could use to promote, The Tropical Dream...

Fan or fanatic “a person who is enthusiastically devoted to somebody or some thing”

Listener “a person who listens in an attentive manner”



Back around 2010, I reached a point of saturation. I was so bored of being one of the multitudes of singer/songwriters and pop/rock acts that I needed a change.

At this time of year in Canada, I’m reminded of the beauty of the fall season...



As a child, I travelled quite a bit to the Caribbean and to Florida with my family. I have great memories of those trips as it always seemed like an exciting adventure...

Nowadays, I write instrumental music. I enjoy the challenges and flexibility it allows. However, when I was writing lyrics, there were two things I always tried to avoid because I saw them as impairments—even in hit songs! See if you agree.



Even though my musical focus is to evoke a tropical oasis where things are idyllic and peaceful, recent and occurring events have reminded me of just how vulnerable these places can be...



Market Rush. This is the title of a piece on my upcoming album. It was never intended to be a tune you would walk away humming. There are other pieces on the album that clearly aim for that. The function of this piece was simply to create an atmosphere...

When you take a tropical vacation, you take a calculated risk regarding the weather you will experience. Even with advanced forecasts, things can change quickly...



After visiting the wonderful Star Trek Tour in Ticonderoga, NY this summer and taking my place in the Captain’s chair, I realized that risk-taking and discovery has always been a part of my musical approach.

The album was called, “Caribia”. I recall hearing it at a very early age and loving it. It wasn’t until much later in life that I discovered the main instrument used on it was a Venezuelan Harp. It was played by Hugo Blanco and he was also the composer of most of the music on the album. I also loved looking at that cover as a child…

For Mimi



I’ve never been known as a “cat person”. I’ve actually gone out of my way to say that I do not like cats at all even though I had been living with a cat for 17 years. But, I always thought of it as my wife’s cat.

It was late September, 2015. I had that exhilarating feeling I get when I’m ready to begin writing new music. Then, it happened.

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Nov. 16, 2017

Some interesting behind-the-scenes information is shared about my Tropical Dream video in today's blog. See BLOG menu above!

Nov. 7, 2017

Today's blog takes a look at the differences between fans and listeners. Check it out!

Nov. 1, 2017

Be sure to read today's blog about when and why I switched into writing instrumental music. See menu above.

Oct. 31, 2017



Oct. 24, 2017

My new album, The Tropical
Dream, is available for pre-sale
today. Yeah!!!

Oct. 23, 2017

New blog post today! Thoughts
on fall and what comes next. Take a look.

Oct. 17, 2017

The Tropical Dream video
is now live. Enjoy!

Oct. 4, 2017

Thanks to Tony Shi and Walter Raemisch for the great design work on my new album. Thanks to Alan Dean for the photography.

Oct. 2, 2017

iTunes pre-sale for my album will begin on October 24! There will be an instant gratification track available on that date. Video coming soon!

Sept. 17, 2017


My master is finally done for The Tropical Dream and so is the artwork. It feels so good! Working on video next...