I’m from New York City but I grew up overseas (France, Switzerland, Venezuela, Liberia) which, I believe, led to my love for languages, travelling, and the ease with which I engage with people from other countries. I returned to the United States to go to school and then spent some years in NYC pursuing a music career. Eventually, I married, moved to Pennsylvania, had 2 kids, and settled for a career in IT. Fast forward several years (actually quite some) and here I am in Austin with daughters grown and gone and my career on an established path. At a much less demanding point in my life, I finally was able to go back to my first love: music.
Music has always been an integral part of my life. I took a bunch of music classes, played guitar and bass, and wrote my own songs since middle school. When I moved to Austin a few years ago, I started dancing swing and playing bass with a couple of bands (Pearl, Armadillos Swing Band). These activities made me realize how much I’ve missed being in direct contact with making and performing music. The need (and the pleasure) to write to express myself through songs also came back. I am more mature now, emotionally and musically and my songs have more depth. When I play them in public, I see they really resonate with the audience. My lyrics come from within me and my own experiences. They talk about life and relationships. My musical style is a mix of jazz and pop, although I go out on the occasional limb and try other genres and rhythms.
Texas Psychedelic, my EP, shows this new sensibility that I have acquired with age and that will continue to heavily influence my work.
This website I am deliberately keeping focused on being commercial, there is a wider range of material at https://gbm-dev.com