My road in life took a while to figure out.
Had a passion for singing, sang in school choir
Played bass guitar in bands, as a teenager
After college, the band I sang for signed to Atlantic Records
Moved to California, was soon dropped by Atlantic Records
Worked, waiting tables, not writing music for 3 years
After a long absence from music, began joining other people's bands, playing guitar and keyboards
Eventually convinced a group of friends to play songs that I had written
Had a #1 hit in Europe, have a video on MTV and toured the world
Keep following my journey


Recording Artist

I am a singer and songwriter. Also, leader of the band Jutty Ranx.

Career Roadmap

My work combines:
My work combines:
Being Creative

Day to Day

In the morning, I will write for an hour, after which I'll usually head to the studio to flesh out my ideas with a producer. Depending on the schedule, I might have a 2 hour rehearsal in the early evening. Then more writing before bed.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for high school students

Start looking for artistic influences that are not necessarily the status quo or "hip."

Recommended Education

My career is not related to what I studied. I'd recommend this path instead:


The Noise I Shed

From Parents:

"You should get an education"

Challenges I Overcame

First-Generation College Student