I am a singer-songwriter and ukuleleist from Santa Monica, California. I've been singing as far back as I can remember and I started writing songs when I was 8 years old. I became confident in performing and being on stage through my involvement with The Virginia Avenue Project, a program that brings kids together with professional artists to create theater, shepherded at the time by founder and Artistic Director, Leigh Curran. I picked up the ukulele when I was 15, after receiving one as a gift, and taught myself to play. My debut performances of my original songs were at an open mic night for high school students called Downbeat 720, organized by the talented Joe Hernandez-Kolski and Joshua Silverstein.
I attended Reed College in Portland, Oregon where I played in a band called Just Orange and continued to write songs. While there, my Catholic Christian faith also began to grow and influence my identity and songwriting, and ultimately led me to feel a sense of calling to pursue music. As a graduating senior I was interviewed about my time at Reed and my music in Reed Magazine.
After completing my B.A. degree, I came back home to LA to begin to record the songs I'd written and build a music career. In August of 2014 I released my first album of original music, an EP entitled "Words Like Rainfall" under the name, Feronia, a collaboration with producer Patrick Doyle and mutual musician friends. After completing the album I assembled a band and performed around Los Angeles. After a few years of taking a step back from Feronia, I decided to retire the name, and to release and re-release music under my own name.
My most recent release, "Aquarius" (also produced by Patrick Doyle), is the first track I've released off of a new EP entitled "Be My Hands", which will be coming out in 2019.
Additionally, I have recorded on numerous other projects including:
- co-writing and performing on Paradox's track "State of the Union" featuring Imperial and Alert312
- a cover of "Little Bird" featured on Rolling Stone-reviewed album "To Emmylou" - a tribute record of Emmylou Harris songs (under the name Feronia).
- a cover of Wye Oak's "Glory" with producer Barstool Astronaut
- supporting vocals the self-titled debut album from LA indie band Hotel for Strangers
- an original arrangement of "O Holy Night" with producer/songwriter, Jimmy Paton, released through Hidden Leaven
- a cover of Gungor's "Beautiful Things" for an independent film entitled "The Extrovert"
- supporting vocals on Seven Yossarian's "Push"