At the age of 25, upon returning from my back packing trip up and down the west coast of North America, I decided I would settle in my home town of Toronto and pursue a career as an artist.
One of my first moves in this direction was to join a rock band that I had watched an old friend, Michael Ursini, build called Uforia.
I remember going to one of their shows at the Hard Rock Cafe. I listened, I danced, and I also imagined myself up on stage with them. At the end of the show I went up to Mike and said, “I can do that!”. To my surprise, he responded, “Oh, really!? That’s great news because our bass player is getting married and we’re going to need to replace him.” A few months later I was a full time member of the band.
I’ve had some incredible moments playing with this group. I absolutely adore being on stage and playing rock n’ roll. It gives me full permission and encouragement to be my loudest self. It’s not uncommon for people to come up to me after a show and say, “Wow! I didn’t know that side of you even existed.” I really come forward with high, excited and fun energy on stage.
In my time with the band we’ve played some of the most iconic venues in Toronto, we’ve toured to the east coast of Canada twice, we’ve released an EP called Fight or Flight (produced by the incredibly talented Steve Molella of Finger Eleven) which has received international air play as well as regular plays at NHL, NBA, and MLB sporting events. We’ve won the Jack Daniel’s Support Act Contest. We’ve been awarded both Band of the Year (2017) and Song of the Year (2018) by Mississauga Music. And the music video I produced for What It Means to You won Gold in the South Georgian Bay Film Festival. Following Fight or Flight we released another five song EP with Steve Molella while we continued to play all over the GTA. Our latest single, Only Time Will Tell, is a collaboration with the band the Veer Union.