The story behind “Ancora”

Although I have never really thought of myself as a great composer, I have always loved to sit at the piano and improvise anything that pops into my mind. Most of what comes out is usually garbled nonsense, but occasionally inspiration strikes and I hit the record button immediately in the hopes of remembering a [...]

What it’s really like to work on a cruise ship

Parties, food, seeing the world. There are many reasons why life on a cruise ship is fun. On the surface, no pun intended, the cruise life might sound like the perfect job. Being paid to see hundreds of new destinations, meeting people from all around the world and enjoying the magnificent oceans and sights our [...]

How I approach learning a new song

One of the best things about being a musician is the vast wealth of music that is available. There are songs for every single mood, in a range of languages and from styles dating back hundreds of years right up to today. It is obviously impossible to "just know" all of these songs, especially new [...]

Why I wanted to quit music

You may have noticed that I haven't posted in a while. The truth is, I've been struggling a lot with music. No matter what, it's still my biggest passion in life and I could never live without it, but making a career in music is hard!  It really demands everything from you; all of your [...]

Strike a pose

There's a lot of behind-the-scenes work that goes into being a singer. Quite often we just look at the finished project as we get swept away by the stunning music and powerful stories, but the final show we see is probably only five percent of what we have to do to be able to perform [...]