Location (Philly Neighbourhood): West Philly
Hometown: York, PA
Current Project(s)/Band(s): Vita and the Woolf, Maitland, Rosu Lup, Mother Moses, The Electives, Dane Galloway, CVGES, The Raknoss
Past Project(s)/Band(s): Family Vacation, Audra Mclaughlin Band, Islands Apart
Instrument(s) you play: Drums
What else do you do in the Philly music scene? I teach music lessons and dance at shows as much as possible
Location of Photo(s): The Headroom
What do those location(s) mean to you?:
I've recorded at The Headroom a few times with different artists and it's always been great. Maitland recorded part of our album here, and today I'm recording drums for a single with Rosu Lup. Any time I get to make music, play foosball, introspectively gaze at my city through an artsy window, and read a book about peanuts I'm happy.
Favourite Place in Philly: Ikea
Favourite Watering Hole/Coffee Spot: Gold Standard
Favourite Restaurant: Memphis Taproom
Favourite Pizza Spot: Blackbird Pizzeria
Favourite Philly Venue: Johnny Brenda's (classic)
Favorite Cheesesteak Place: Hibiscus Cafe
Recording Space: The Headroom or Spice House Sound
Favourite Philly Band(s): Hop Along, Son Step, Ellen Siberian Tiger, My Son Bison, Hall and Oates
Best show you’ve seen in Philly: I recently saw Kneebody at Johnny Brenda's and it was fantastic
What are you listening to now: Dirty Projectors!!!
If you could sum up in one sentence what Philly / Philly music scene means to you, what would it be? I moved here to go to music school and have been a full-time musician/teacher ever since, so I owe a lot of my professional success to the city of Philadelphia and its music scene.
Life motto: c'est la vie
Random Fun Fact: I've been teaching myself French for the past 9 months and I love it
Childhood Dream Job: full-time musician ~woah, full circle
Pets: I had a hedgehog named Sophia once, does that count?
Future plans: Continue touring, recording, teaching and in general hitting stuff against other stuff to make music