I picked up my first instrument, a bass guitar, when I was 12. My dad said, “we’ll try a guitar because sports isn’t working out.” It stuck and since then I have been playing. Then in high school I discovered acting, which was just another form of expressing myself on stage performing. By Grade 12, I ended up with the nickname the “Improv King”.
When I discovered punk rock, it was love. I started making songs that I wanted to hear, songs that made me feel really good and hopefully got other people to experience the same thing. There’s a lot of animosity and critics when it comes to being labeled as a punk, especially if you’re a musician, but it’s all wishy-washy high school objectification to me. If it sounds good and works with the song I’ll keep it, I don’t need the approval of any punk elitists.
I think art is an expression of life, and displaying perspectives that lie within it. When it comes to writing I aim for positive messages and put a light upon the injustices of our world. A lot of my inspiration comes from life experiences whether it’s a friend going down the wrong path, or society glorifying superficial ways of being. I don’t want to sing generic lyrics, I want to help people grow.