It’s finally here, after years of hard work, my band, You Bred Raptors?, released it’s 3rd full length album, Grant, on November 18, 2014. I wrote a lot of the songs on this album and I’m super proud of it. Make sure you give it a listen, I really think you’ll enjoy it!
I am really excited about this piece about me Awesome Article!, which was published in both the Teaneck Suburbanite and The Bergen Record. It goes over what it’s like to play in the subway and also about my band, You Bred Raptors?, new album, Grant! You seriously don’t know how happy this made my grandma. Love yah gram! I may not be a banker, lawyer, or a doctor, but hey, I can make it into the paper with my cello, right?
So a couple months back I spoke with someone from Strings Magazine about what it’s like to busk in the subways and what kind of gigs it can lead to. I recounted one of my band’s more hilarious stories about playing a corporate gig that was…well, really weird. Thanks to Strings Magazine for letting me tell that funny anecdote!
My friend since I was literally 2 years old, Julian Randolph, is an awesome songwriter and producer. From time to time I’ll throw some cello down on his tracks, and lucky for me, his recent project, Memorybilia, was a hit and got written about in The Source. Jules is the man and gave me a shout out in the article for playing on the album, so now I’ve got some street cred…Haha, just kidding…I have zero street cred. Here’s the article:
Hey there everyone, here’s an awesome EP by the band, Jerkagram, that I lent my cello skills to. Take a listen!
So I’ve been working on this track off and on for a while and I’ve really been trying to pay attention to mixing and production. Since I grew up playing a wooden box, I never really had the background in recording, mixing, production, etc. I’ve been learning a lot lately in this realm and I feel like this track shows my progress. There’s definitely tons of room for improvement, but I’m moving in the right direction. Check it out.
I just wanted to let all of you know that I offer cello lessons in Bergen County, New Jersey. I teach all skill levels and ages and can travel to you for in-home lessons! I give students a strong foundation in classical technique and repertoire, while simultaneously introducing them to improvisation and alternative styles of cello playing. Music is about expression and creativity and I help to foster these wonderful skills in every student I teach. So if you are in North Jersey and are interested in cello lessons, feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I’d love to teach you!