Wow time flies by, 2015 is already over! This has been great year for me. Lets revisit it and see why it was a really special year from a professional standpoint. My year started in London England and as you know, I was researching the impact of Music Technologies in Live Music Performance. This study led to my graduation from my MMus with a Distinction. I was also awarded with APME’s (Association of Popular Music Education) Best overall for the year 2015-2016, awarded to the student with the highest average in both the Academic and Performance portions of the programme.
The 12 months I spent in England were very beneficial to my development and helped me reach new understanding of my identity as a musician. I had the chance to meet amazing musicians, perform in many of the great and legendary venues in London. In November, I released a promo video which illustrates some of those evolutions.
At the moment I am on the Carnival Glory cruise ship as a show band musician, cruising through the Caribbean’s. I get to perform every night in a different musical context, whether it is performing some Motown, Disco, 80’s pop/rock, 90’s and Beyond, Classic Rock, Variety sets or Super Star Live (live band karaoke), I get to practice stylistic playing, sight reading as well as growing as a musician and individual. Although my time on social media is limited, I wanted to wish everybody a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Here is a picture of my band on the ship with silly Christmas Outfits: