"FOR AS LONG AS I CAN REMEMBER MUSIC HAS BEEN PART OF MY LIFE".
As a small boy I can remember being downstairs in my basement, headphones on, sitting in the family rocking chair and rocking away to the sounds of Aerosmith, UFO, The Cure, Mott the Hoople, Judas Priest, and so many more.
I use to rock out and pretend I was Steven Tyler or Freddy Mercury, 2 of my heroes. I remember dancing around the room, with a make-believe microphone stand, singing, playing the rock star, just trying to mimic their sound. At the age of 16, I got my first musical instrument. A gift from a girlfriend. A beautiful, but partially cracked acoustic guitar. I was in love. Everyday I would sit and play.
I never learned to play other people's music, instead, I sat and learned a few simple chords and then started to write songs and lyrics, songs about my life, songs that came from the bottom of my heart and soul. Now decades later, I find myself in the position to finally realize my dream --- to release an album of my songs. Lost on Kreshatik is about love and loss, life and change. It is the culmination of a lifelong dream. I hope you enjoy it.
Lost On Kresahtik
In 2001 I visited Ukraine for the 1st time. Over the next 17 years, I would spend many days and weeks there, working, being with friends, and falling in love.
In 2016 I started on an adventure that would reveal my true love --- making music. Over the next 2 years I would spend many hours in a small recording studio in Kiev with Pavel, Max, Josef and Sergey from Art-Brilliance. Together they helped me find my voice, while collectively finding our sound.
It took many trips - summers, winters - and many hours fighting amongst ourselves before we finally got something we were all proud of. Some songs came easy. Others took endless revisions, but each song brought me closer to fulfilling a dream.
Lost On Kreshatik is truly a labor of love, and a testament to my life and the special people who have been part of it. Each song has unique meaning and is a reflection of the emotional rollercoasters we all go through on a daily basis. I hope as your listen to these songs that emotions are stirred and beliefs challenged. God Bless.