Yesterday, I picked up the files for The Tropical Dream from my mastering engineer. We were speaking about some of the promotional work I’ve been completing and he remarked that he didn’t know anyone else doing what I was doing musically.

Composers are often asked what inspires them. I thought this week’s blog might be a good time to ask myself this question.

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...

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Dec. 12, 2017

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Dec. 6, 2017

Check out today's blog about my musical direction and who I am told I sound like! See menu above.

Nov. 29, 2017

Today's blog is all about inspiration-mine, that is. See link above.

Nov. 25, 2017


It was a real pleasure being on CHUO’s Black on Black today with Denise and Adrienne. Nice, tropical vibe on their show!





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!!!