My taste in music is far from main stream!
My musical journey really began with Tony Hawks Pro Skater and Superman by Goldfinger. From there I started listen to many pop punk and ska bands including Less Than Jake, New Found Glory and Zebrahead.
I had never played an instrument in thirty plus years of life and decided enough was enough! I started teaching myself how to read sheet music from scratch and started messing around with a GameBoy program called LSDJ that allows the composition of music with up to eight different channels.
Below are my attempts to cover songs from my youth with technology from my youth.
Playmate of the Year
I didn't even mean to do this one! I was looking at creating a few jingles for my Twitch stream and then just ended up covering the full song! This was my most technical song so far and whilst nothing spectacular, certainly captured the feel of the original song.
Grand Theft Autmun
by Fall Out Boy
This is where things started getting very technical. I decided to start creating my own percussion instruments. I also feel I managed to get some of the harmonies down pretty well in this thanks to the WAV channel.
The Science of Selling Yourself Short
by Less Than Jake
This one turned out a lot darker than the original. I think that's partly due to the way I did the trumpets and trombones. I have lived every line of this song and covering it meant a lot to me.
by Bowling for Soup
This was created as a bit of a parody on the lead up to the release of Life is a Four-Letter Word. I had lots of people asking me about my story and journey and thought this would be a fun way to summarise it.
For some reason I decided I'd get quite technical with this one and bridged Into You into Wannabe as was often what happened when the song was performed live. Nothing special otherwise, but a decent attempt.