Big City Life
London, Ontario has always been my first home. In December 2018, I made a giant leap and decided to move back to Canada after 10 years of living in South Africa. My goal was to get closer to a big city like Toronto for bigger opportunities. After 4 short months of being back in London, I decided to relocate to Mississauga in the Greater Toronto Area. Before I even made the move, I set myself up with a booking agent. I immediately put myself out there to start performing in front of crowds once again. From open mics to busking on the street, I would do whatever it took to be heard. It was tough for me to start all over from scratch, as I left my band back in SA along with a big following of fans I had gained over the years. This transition left me feeling unsure because there are never any guarantees when it comes to following your dreams, but also hopeful, believing that this city could present the big break I’ve been waiting for in my career.
In just 4 months I managed to become a regular performer in the Port Credit/Mississauga music scene. Slowly working my way up from bars & restaurants to corporate & wedding gigs. I still busk on the side and teach guitar to pay the bills. As of right now I’m still a solo performer but in pursuit of putting a band together again. Recording some new original material has been a focus of mine. It’s been a little while since I’ve put an album out, and now I’m currently wrapping up my upcoming EP which is set to be released early 2020. Constantly writing, practicing, producing, playing shows and working behind the scenes is what I do to make it all come together, every day.
The work never stops but I am grateful to be pursing my passion and following my dreams. When you know what your purpose is, it’s all worth the risk and I can’t wait for what the future has in store.