1. Tiago D' Errico
2. Tessa Ashton
3. Carolyn Kim
Like Tessa, Carolyn is a great singer and communicator. When she sings you can get the emotion and realism in her voice. She also a very positive person and you know that when you talk to her. No matter the situation she is in, she is always able to find light in it. I remember talking to her once after my grand father passed and even in the midst of my own grieving she encouraged me to try to keep going and to use my lyrical writing as way to let it out through song. Shortly after that I wrote lyrics for a song called Even Now, a tribute song to my grand father. What I learned from that was how to take my own life situations and through song communicate it to an audience that feels the same way I do at that moment. I never would of discovered my ability to do that if it wasn't for Carolyn.
These three people may not have been the biggest influence on me musically, but where they did influence me was my philosophy. If it wasn't for these people I might still be the thick headed rocker I was years ago. I wouldn't know my message and I would've ultimately ended up playing for bands that I wouldn't be happy in. It's because of these people that I know what my direction is and that is one of the most important things in music. I hear people all the time say how they enjoy playing with the big time acts of the world and while that is great, for me there is no one I want to play on stage with more then these people.