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Where are you currently based?

I’m currently based out of beautiful British Colombia, Canada.

How did you first start playing music?

I switched schools in grade 3 to a school called Fraser Academy where my music teacher handed me a guitar. It was later that year I started singing and the rest is history.

What’s been happening recently and how has your Covid experience been so far?

I just released my latest single “The One” so my time has been revolving around that. otherwise its been nice spending time with my family and honing my craft.

Your new single ‘The One’ is out now, what influenced the sound and songwriting?

We were going for a modern power ballad appeal with the sound and feel of the song. As for the songwriting the inspiration came from a little bit of heartbreak and of course.. a girl.

How did you go about writing The One?

I sat down with my co-writers/producers Brian Howes and Ryan Stewart, and opened up about being hung up on girl that had moved away. But she had helped me hold my head up and look for the good in people and experiences. It’s a bit bitter sweet bitter sweet but im thankful for the experience.

Where and when did you record/produce?

‘The One’ was recorded at Ryan Stewarts studio in North Vancouver, late summer of 2019

How did you approach the recording process?

We demoed the song right after writing it. When we went to record the official vocals we got some solid takes, But the emotion and execution of the demo vocals were just so raw and ended up being what we used for the final cut of the song.

Please tell us about the music video that’s on the way:

-The video was filmed around my hometown at some of my favorite places hangout. Due to covid-19 everyone on set was in my little bubble of people and was overall a day for the record books. The video plot is just as the song says.. a journey of heartbreak and finding the one.

You have a debut album in the works, can you give us an idea of what we can expect?

‘Richard’ is my introduction to the world. I just wanted to show people who I am and give them something to sing along too, maybe even something to sit back and think about.

What do you like to do away from music?

I love exercising and being outdoors! If I’m not at home or working on music, you can find me at the gym, in the mountains, or on the motorcycle.

Who are you listening to at the moment?

I’ve had Sting, The Fixx, and The Kooks on repeat all summer.

What’s planned for the remainder of 2020 going into 2021?

Hopefully releasing more music, maybe a couple shows, and putting time into mastering my craft.

Favourite food and place to hangout?

I love sushi, and I love riding my bike to the park I used to go to as a kid.

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