Since I was a kid, I've always been drawn to music and I owe a great deal to Micheal J. Fox for sliding across the stage playing Chuck Berry’s version of Johnny B. Goode, in Back to the Future. I’m sure I can’t be the only one on this planet, who plays guitar because of that infamous prom scene! So this should have started off, saying thanks, to Robert Zemeckis and Bob Gale for creating Back to the Future, and most of all, for lighting a fire inside me that has never burned out!
From the time I was given my first guitar I was completely hooked. It was almost as if someone had allowed me to have a new voice. A voice to which I could create all on my own and the best part about it was the ability to find the notes to mimic sounds around me. I can remember walking my fingers up and down the guitar, playing along to Steven Tyler’s voice from Aerosmith until my hands were strong enough to play actual chords. Even before having the guitar, I can remember my dad teaching me how to drop a needle on a record player, and that to me, was my first version of an instrument. Records alone moved me. I mean, the fact that so many ideas created by human beings from their personal experiences could be captured in a room and reproduced on this perfect rotating circle still blows me away.
Over the years, my style of writing has changed, and so has music today. It’s funny how everything musically has evolved, but in a familiar sense it hasn’t really changed at all. When you really think about it, music, in my opinion, always comes full circle. Someone, somewhere heard someone else’s art and was influenced to go make their own. All I’ve ever wanted to do was make art by way of sound. I’ve been influenced by so many musicians and one day, before I leave this earth, I hope that I too have been someone’s musical inspiration. That would be one of the most humbling experiences I’ve ever known.
Although, I’m proud of the demos I’ve made and all the music I’ve made with other bands, however, I was never fully satisfied. Not being satisfied, I feel, isn’t necessarily a bad thing; if you’re satisfied with your craft, you’re bound to hit a creative road block and I never want to stop. I want to keep going. I need to keep going. I will keep going.
Music is what makes me tick! To me music is everything, it always has been and it always will be. Seriously though, can you imagine the world without music? Next time you have the chance to watch an old Tom & Jerry cartoon, press the mute button and notice how dull the seconds become.
Vinyl Orbit is the beginning of something new and I want anyone who has ever been moved by the sounds of a vinyl record, a scene in a movie, or even a cartoon, to simply take some time and experience what has been created on this album. This is just the starting line of a long marathon ahead with only three things in mind, and that is to…….Move someone……Inspire someone……and most importantly SHARE WITH EVERYONE!
Stayed tuned for music and shows; keep in touch @vinylorbit or through our mailing list at www.vinylorbit.com. The debut single will be out early this fall!