There are things you just cannot deny
Ever since that day when Brian Tuppert came up to me I have done many things. I have five albums to my name (4 English and 1 in French). Lots of heartache, much joys and love experienced, and a lot of intense emotion. It has definately been a ride. Altogether, my musical career as a frontman lasted roughly 14 years with it’s conclusion being my last solo album in 2007 called “Volume Won”.
Where I am heading
I loved it all, but I believe my work during the time I was a frontman, emanated a general feeling of malaise, not only in the music I had done, but also even the general feel of anything done during this period. Something was always a bit out of kilt with each and every album that I made. On the first Soul Attorneys album, I was sort of green and innocent. On the second album (J.Gaines and the Soul Attorneys) I was dealing with the fact that I was now solo and was uneasy with the fact of being alone. The third album (the French album) was what it was. The fourth album was just an artist with a lot of baggage trying to redefine himself.
What I have learned
I listen to those albums and sometimes cringe at some of the decisions that I made. At the same time I am proud and consider myself privileged to have been able to do what I did for the time that I did it. I have charted over 8 songs in one top ten list or another and I am proud of these songs. Better Man, So they say, These are the days, Give a little love, Trace of Tracey are songs that I will wear with pride.
All this being said, I move on to newer things. I now create video and audio and, quite frankly, love every minute of it.