Symphony North is a band/music project I've had since my senior year in high school. It combines my love of storytelling with my love of rich, powerful music, all in an effort to tell a Christmas story.
I have conceived a number of Christmas albums. The first of these is The Bell Ringer, which I've just completed composing and recording. In fact, we staged the show just this last December, and we were overwhelmed by the positive response. That gave me confidence to push forward with the project, landing representation and plans for a 2019 tour.
The music is a mixture of my love of soaring vocals, anthemic orchestrations, powerful rhythms, and groups like Mannheim Steamroller and Trans-Siberian Orchestra. In fact, the album features several former recording and/or touring members of Trans-Siberian Orchestra, not to mention current members of the band Dream Theater:
From Trans-Siberian Orchestra
Tim Hockenberry (also an America's Got Talent semi-finalist)
From Dream Theater
Jordan Rudess (voted by Radar Music Mag as the Greatest Keyboardist of All Time)
And there's a track that I co-wrote with Roger Fisher, original guitarist for the band Heart. That's likely coming to a later release, though.
The album releases in October of 2019, with 24 tunes to tell The Bell Ringer story.
Lots more about Symphony North over on it's page, so if you're interested, please visit: www.symphonynorth.com.