Throughout the many tough years of healing from my traumatic head injury, there was something inside me, a spark that started a fire that has never been put out! In the very beginning, I was playing in my trailer before having to move in the first of two special care homes which I continued playing and singing to everyone who would listen during my stay!
Even after having epileptic seizures and even though they weren’t supposed too, they would allow me to bring my guitar in the hospital psych ward through my stay while recovering! I’d play for everyone, everywhere who would want to listen! Even when I hardly had any skills, and singing the same songs over and over! Also, working on my vocals almost every week singing Karaoke for years to gain fans & the thousands of hours doing this is what kept me pushing myself to heal.
All this time I had always planned to have my songs recorded and released professionally. It wasn’t just a dream but something etched into my soul needs to be accomplished! Then my first full-length album was recorded at ‘Hometown Studios’ but it had taken so so much to achieve this after the years of healing and struggle, Although even through this I knew what I had wanted and did everything I had to so that I could achieve it!
Without personal financial abilities, I agreed with the co-owner of Hometown Studios ((who was also the DJ running the karaoke)), that I would help him unload and reload his equipment at his own gigs with his brother around Northern NB! Doing this for possibly a year. Although, throughout it, I did also have the chance to usually sing a couple of songs and had always had the club patrons rocking when I would belt out songs like ‘New Orleans is Sinking’ from my favorite Canadian band, ‘The Tragically Hip’!
In Feb. 2012, after nine years of healing, living in care homes and the almost daily routine of picking up my guitar, my neuro-psychologist told me that my brain had healed 100%. It was not long after this that I again started to use the internet! Promoting and marketing myself online became very important. Eventually, I got played on 100+ internet radio stations and even had been interviewed by a few of them. I joined every music site that I could and marketing the songs that I had recorded. Then in November, I was contacted by the owner of Asylum Productions, from my Myspace account who seen my presence online and told me that he really liked my sound! After a couple of weeks of discussion between us both, I was told that he wanted to Sign me to his label for a years contract and release my album professionally! To me, it was my dream starting to become reality!