Link's Awakening was the first Zelda game I ever played, I got it when I was 8 and it changed my life, largely because of the incredibly beautiful soundtrack. When I heard that Nintendo was remaking the game for the Switch, the nostalgia poured over me and I knew I HAD to cover this tune.
Maiah Wynne is a musical force to be reckoned with and I think she did an incredible job with this. Not only did she sing and play beautifully but she even created a perfect Marin costume for the video!
To stream the song on Spotify click here.
I thought it would be cool to show you how the song Unwinder from my debut album Defective Humanity was developed, initially as two separate ideas, then as a solo piano piece and finally as the album version. Which one do you like best? Leave a YouTube comment and let me know.
To stream / download the full album click here.
CDs / merch now available! Get it here.
It’s time! My debut album Defective Humanity is out now on all platforms!
This album is the product of several years of songwriting and a whole year of production. A lot of blood, sweat and tears went into creating this, I really gave it all I had! I hope you gain something from it. HUGE thanks to my Kickstarter supporters, I couldn’t have completed this project without you!
Click on the cover art to listen:
My new single People featuring the one and only Todd Rundgren is now premiering on ABC News! It was a HUGE honor having Todd sing and play an awesome guitar solo on this track. The song will officially be out this Friday (July 26th) and my full debut album Defective Humanity will be available on August 2nd. Click the image to listen:
For my next video in my “Gameboy games I grew up on” series, I decided to cover one of my all time favorites: the Plant Castle theme from Castlevania II: Belmont's Revenge (released on in 1991 by Konami).
All sounds performed live simultaneously on Sequential Prophet XL, Prophet 6, Studio Electronics Boomstar 4075 and Arcadia custom controller. Pedals used are Chase Bliss Audio Thermae, Cooper FX Generation Loss, Red Panda Tensor. Drum samples are from NI Battery 4. I use a delay on the hi-hat samples and Polyverse Gatekeeper on the bass sound for the rhythmic effects.
Hope you enjoy!
NebuLa b, the second single from my upcoming debut album Defective Humanity is now available on all music platforms! Click here to buy / stream.
This tune first appeared as a short idea in my Finger Twisters video. I asked the viewers which of the 10 ideas in the video should be developed into a full track, and NebuLa b received an overwhelming response. It took a while but I’m happy to finally release the full version of this instrumental.
Click the cover (designed by Ted Mineo) to check it out:
I’m extremely excited to share a new video featuring none other than the amazing Jordan Rudess of Dream Theater!
Huge thanks to Jordan for contributing such an amazing solo to the tune. The song is called Insomnia and was inspired by many sleepless nights full of racing thoughts.
Leave a comment on YouTube and let us know what you think of our collaboration!
Big thanks to Joe Mengis for the awesome percussion, Tony Lash for the great mix and Kris Crummett for the fantastic mastering.
Hope you enjoy!
My debut album will be out this summer and I’ll be playing a few shows on the west coast!
If you want to see me play the things I perform in my videos (plus a lot more) in person, this is your only chance in 2019.
Presale tickets are only $10! Click here for more info.
I'm BEYOND EXCITED to announce that I'm going on the road with legends Mickey Dolenz from The Monkees, Todd Rundgren, Christopher Cross, Jason Scheff from the band Chicago and Joey Molland from Badfinger in celebration of The Beatles 50th anniversary of the White Album! September 21st - August 20th.
Tickets now on sale here: http://bit.ly/2XAWhM6
I don't know about you, but I grew up playing video games. Mostly on Gameboy, because we didn’t own a fancier system at the time.
I decided to start covering some of my favorite Gameboy tunes. This is the Contra - Operation C Area 1 theme, performed live on my Sequential Prophet XL. Hope you enjoy!
Dancakes, an artist who creates incredible pancake art, made a Game of Thrones video featuring my live cover of the GoT theme!
I have no idea how this guy creates such detailed art out of batter, BUT now I'm both hungry AND super excited for the final GoT season!
Click here to check out Dancakes' YouTube channel, which has hundreds of amazing videos.
If you’ve seen my live videos before, you know how much I love running my keyboards through unique guitar pedals. These small boxes can completely transform your sound and lead you to new and inspiring sonic territories. I’ve written many new tunes thanks to them!
Here’s a 12 minute compilation video that features my favorite pedals (Red Panda Tensor, Chase Bliss Audio Thermae, Cooper FX Generation Loss and more). All playing, no talking. Hope you enjoy!
Well my friends, we did it. Thanks to YOU, my new album is 211% funded. Never in my wildest dreams did I imagine that I would get so much support for this! The additional funds will cover the many extra costs of making an album, such as artwork, CD duplication and merch.
Can't wait to share more, thanks so much! 🙏
I’m so excited to share my new setup with you! I’ve been dreaming about this moment for a LONG time. Now, I can finally control a REAL drum kit with my fingers, LIVE! The technology that makes this possible is the amazing Polyend Perc.
This tune is a new original called Acceptance.
All the sounds you hear in this performance are played live simultaneously, no overdubs or sequences. Drop a YouTube comment and let me know if you'd like to see more videos with this setup!
Also, you can still pre-order my album for a limited time and get it before the official release!