Please introduce yourself. What do you do? Why? What do you want people to know about you?
I’m a music artist, songwriter & recording producer from Brooklyn, NY (via Los Angeles). I also run an artist development label (adiamondheartproduction.com) and help artists with different aspects of their career. My whole cause and mission is to give people, love, hope, joy and inspiration through music.
Prior to 2020 I toured full time, playing and booking over 800 shows (between 2015-2020) across the U.S. as well as in the UK and Europe in support of 2 EP’s (Brighter in Bloom & self-titled) and numerous singles (released through my label), a cassette and a 7”.
Audiofemme.com named the touring singer and guitarist one of the hardest working bands of 2019, 2018 as well as 2017 (I played over 200 shows that year alone).
In the studio, I have engineered for everyone from Tony Visconti, Kimbra, Jello Biafra (Dead Kennedys) to Harper Simon and worked as the in-house assistant engineer at Studio 606 (the Foo Fighters Studio) and assisted for everyone from Foo Fighters, The Kills, Joan Jett to Blue Traveler, James Williamson (of Iggy Pop and the Stooges) in Los Angeles, CA.
What qualities make you different and unique from everyone else in the industry?
I’ve always chosen to create and take my own path I believe. I remember years ago having industry people tell me to focus more on thing and pick but I think life is full of a lot of amazing things and I happen to be passionate about a few and have chose to demonstrate that you can be an artist and still work on the business side or create records. I think in the current climate its all about adaptation and crating new ways. Really and truly its about not giving up and following your heart. I’ve been doing music for over 20 years and its what I love and live for.
Describe THAT moment when you realized you’re doing what you were born to do.
I always knew I was suppose to do music from a very very young age so I feel like I felt it before I was doing it or it was already implanted in my spirit. I conjured many visions up, especially touring full time and I remember driving a few times and having moments of I dreamt this and I’m living it. I figured this out on my own and felt so empowered.
What’s been the biggest challenge you’ve had to go through and how did you grow through it?
I think listening to myself when times were really hard in the past. I think there were times I felt I didn’t have the support I needed so I had to create that on my own and believe- just purely trust in myself so much and my vision and just really tap into my heart and let my spirit guide me. I remember people and my family thought I was crazy for living on road and living “homeless” and even leaving a really great studio job. I just wanted to tour so much and see that it was possible and record bands as well as build my label. I was playing shows like basically on the average 150-200 a year so for me that was my job and purpose and to give music to people in a really positive way every night.
If you had to pick the TOP 3 people you’d want to meet that could take your career (or business) to the next level…who would those 3 people be?
Linda Perry, I met her very briefly once but I think she really paved the way for some of what Ive done and am doing – I’d love to work on a record with her & learn more from her. She’s been extremely success at what she does.
Ryan Tedder – he’s another amazing artist, songwriter and producer who’s been very successful and doing multiple things. It would be brilliant to work with him at any level.
Dr. Luke – I actually worked for him before as an assistant for a couple years. He was always so cool and kind to me. He’s so talented and I would love to re-connect with him and work with him on music.