"It all began when I quit drinking February 1st, 2016. I knew I needed to get healthy as well as change a lot of things in my life. I was turning 40 soon and really questioning what I was doing with my life. I am a full-time musician and have been playing "gigs" my whole life, but I traded in creating my own original music for a life of playing other people's songs for money. It was fun for a while, but pushing 40 and feeling miserable all the time, I knew the fun had run out. So I started making big changes in my life. I quit drinking. And I started a year-long process of soul-searching. What was I really created to do? I knew the answer was creating music but how would I sustain a living with just creating music. That led me to start Soul Motivation Records- a record company that does motivational hip-hop and R&B. I really wanted to make music, but I wanted my music to mean something. Music has the power to heal and inspire people and that is what I want to do with my life. My goal is to be the musical Tony Robbins. I launched the company on June 1, 2017, and am truly excited about the adventure ahead as I grow my business and help people change their own lives!
I started playing music when I was 5 and landed my first gig at age 12! This led to many bands and projects through middle school and high school. I went to college to study piano performance and started a band called LP Outsiders. The band toured the country and put out 4 albums over 8 years of being together, and brought along many other opportunities including signing a major publishing deal with Windswept Pacific, appearing on the Three To Tango movie soundtrack, appearing on the Disney Channel with 98 Degrees and opening for Culture Club, The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Cherry Poppin’ Daddy’s, Vitamin C and touring with Big Bad Voodoo Daddy. Through relationships I made while being in the band, I also got to play trumpet on a b-side on Natalie Imbruglia’s multi-platinum selling single to “Torn,” and co-wrote a song with Robbie Nevil (“Ce La Vie”). LP Outsiders toured the country and had a lot of success but eventually, the band broke up. I had put everything into this band and when it broke up, I gave up on the music business. I gave up on my dreams. I became incredibly depressed and miserable because of it. I felt like such a failure, but the truth is that each failure is a stepping stone to your next success. I learned that I could not give up. It took me a long time to figure that out, but I'm glad I finally did. It feels good to be living my purpose again and following my dreams! That is what life is all about. I am now on a quest to take the message of positivity and possibility to the world through Soul Motivation Records."
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