What made you decide that music is a thing for you?

I’ve been making music for over 20 years. It’s the passion, love and hopefully make a difference in someone’s life that keeps me wanting to make more.

What’s the live music scene like in your home town right now?

Anyone we should be looking out for (Bar you of course) I’m out of Maryland, USA, a bit outside of Baltimore. The music scene in Southern Maryland is interesting, there is always something going on!

I’ve seen a lot of people struggling for support recently online. What’s your view on the industry?

The music scene is even harder than it ever was before, with so many songs coming out daily, most of the good music gets lost in the noise unless you are already that 1%.

Where do you feel you currently sit within the music industry?

I’m still feeling things out on the sound of Red Skies Mourning. I have about 15 more songs that I have yet to release and debating on releasing an album later on this year.

Tell us Two truths and a lie about you.

Richard Simmons is my 2nd cousin, I’m hardcore into Hell Divers 2 and I never want to travel anywhere…. 

Do you ever worry about people taking things the wrong way or cancel culture? Discuss….

I do, I believe there should be freedom of expression, but there is a fine line in there where things people say or do, can hurt people. However, everyone is entitled to their own opinion, the real cancer is the news, public figures who have no business talking about topics they know nothing about and cancel culture in general.

Do you sign up to any conspiracy theories? If not why not? No not really. I believe in facts.

What was your best experience on stage? When I played in my hardcore band in 2001 at the Superbowl of Hardcore in DC with some fantastic bands; which some great really big after all these years and still going strong.

What was your worst experience on stage?

In my old hardcore band, I played with two bands. Big Wig and Wolf Pac(members from Bloodhound Gang) at the Sidebar in Baltimore. The show was my old band, Taken By Force, Wolfpac and Big Wig was just getting off tour from the MTV Pool Party show. Wolf Pac opened up but after their set, they left there gear up there for over 45 minutes and at that point people were starting to leave thinking the show was over. The guys in Big Wig asked if my band could headline and they could go on right there…. least to say when my band came on, the only people watching were the members of Big Wig. Which those guys were stand up musicians, so that was the best part of a bad experience.

Tell us something about you that you think people would be surprised about.

I’m the only member of the band officially outside of my Co-writer, Ryan Curtis and Producer, Cesar.

What are the next steps you plan to take as a band to reach the next level?

Keep grinding and evolving. I am going to release a 15 or so song album this year, I would say half of them are decent and then you will be able to hear the progession of the next songs within that album.

I hear you have a new music, what can you tell us about it.

I have “See You There” coming out in a few weeks and my album, though I may release some more singles as we approach the release date of my second album


What was the recording process like?

We normally come out with some ideas; however, we let Cesar do his thing. He is amazing at what he does producing, after that Ryan writes the melodies and we sync up on songwriting and vocals.

What was the biggest learning curve in writing the new tunes?

What to write about, but I also think that’s the best challenge.

Would you change anything now it’s finished?

I would change quite a bit but I need to keep looking forward and not back.

Is there anything else you would like to share with the world?

My upcoming album and my hard rock album remix of these songs coming soon under the artist name Red Skies Dawning.


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