So much amazing news to share with you all – not least of all is that I have a NEW ALBUM coming out! Yes! Finally! The physical album drops on March 5th at a very exclusive concert in Orange, CA and the digital version drops worldwide on Tuesday March 8th. The album, entitled “Masumi” is a deeply personal release of 9 songs in English and Japanese, all by various producers. You could say these are tracks “from the vault.” Some are never-before-released tracks that just sat on the proverbial shelf, and some are songs that have been released as singles.
For those of you in the SoCal region who would like to attend the 3/5 album release show, you can purchase tickets here: and yes, it is a family friendly, al ages show. It’s wheelchair accessible and there will be complimentary food and drink included. 🙂 **I looked at ticket sales today and we are expected to sell out at the rate they are selling, so if you’re interested in going, please get your tickets now.
Next up after that is more amazing news that I’m confirmed for a showcase at South by Southwest (aka SXSW), one of music and film’s premier festivals! For this, we head to Austin, TX for the show on 3/16 at Touche – right on 6th Street!
In preparation for that, we’ve been deep in rehearsals, putting up a new show which incorporates the perfect marriage of synths and soul — which means I’m busting out a lot of cool programming on my keyboards AND rockin’ my Hammond Organ. I’ve posted some videos of this as well as new songs from our shows at the Sundance Film Festival, which we played last month. I’d love for you to subscribe to my Youtube channel for all the latest and greatest antics and music. This year is turning out to be an epic year already and there will be TONS of video coming up, as well as what is already posted.
As if all of this wasn’t enough, I’m over the moon to announce that I’ve signed a deal with 37 Records/McJames Music Publishing! They’e taken on a whopping 30 songs from my catalogue (and that’s just to start). McJames Music has an internationally renowned roster of writers with multi-platinum hits and it’s beyond an honor to be on board with them.
In all of this, I think the biggest bit of news is the amount of gratitude I feel for all of you. I have received so many messages and emails of encouragement – or just to say “hi” and I am deeply touched and actually honored to know each and every one of you. I know that sounds royally cheesy, but it’s true. I have such a different perspective on life, music, and what’s important – in large part thanks to all of your outreach and support and for that I am very grateful and I want you to know.
With this, I bid you all a good night – I’m off to New York for a few days. 🙂