Biography

 

 

I am an alumnus of Berklee College of Music, with a major in Contemporary Writing and Production. My skills include audio engineering and mixing as well as writing and arranging for large bodies of instruments in many different styles. Born from a French-Canadian father and a Haitian mother I grew up surrounded by an abundance of musical culture. Very early in life, through our regular familial “jams”, I was encouraged to develop my musical skills with a strong emphasis on improvisation and spontaneity.

Through my studies I have continued to perfect my writing skills for large bodies of instruments such as horns, vocals, rhythm sections, synthesizers and strings. Although I am skilled in writing for a wide range of styles, I specialize in pop and rock. I remain fascinated by the puzzle those styles entitle, where both the sound of familiarity and the sound of novelty are treated with equal respect and incorporated in the right balance.

As a mixing engineer my style has been greatly influenced by the work of  Andrew Scheps. I very much like the idea he describes of "thinking of any song as a punk song" in terms of embracing it's energy and punchiness. In terms of style, my early - and current - musical influences have been The Beatles, Queen and Led Zeppelin. Growing up through the end of the 90s and the beginning of this century my acoustic influences range from Red Hot Chili Peppers, Weezer, Billy Talent to pop artists of the time such as Black Eye Peas, Eminem, Justin Timberlake and through various punk rock bands of the era.