I was born in Paris May 26 1955. My mother Nicole was a pianist and I heard music since I was a baby. I grew up in a household where classical music was favored, but at age 14 after my 3 years of classical piano studies at home and at the conservatory, I discovered Rock & Roll.... and it was all over.
In fact, the afternoon I saw WOODSTOCK, my life, my heart, my concept of musical freedom changed. Like many European kids I preferred songs in English. I was listening to Jimi Hendrix, Elton John, David Bowie, Pink Floyd, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin and on and on, mainly English bands ... Needless to say I dropped the piano for the guitar. It was not only an anti-parental reaction but the tone and the feel of the electric guitar was burning in my hands and in my heart.
I first came to the US in 1979 under the reign of Van Halen, Billy Idol, Prince, The Cars, Brian Adams, The Police, Pretenders and the likes. I lived near Sunset Blvd. the Guitar Center, Image Guitars, Max Guitars, Amp Crazy etc... the landmarks of Rock in Los Angeles.
I put together several bands in the 80's and 90's: The Deaners (1982), Shadow Banister (1984), Zave solo project (1985) then in 1990 I developed a Demo studio in North Hollywood called Eurosound with my British partner laurence Shipstone , the name was really appropriate. We helped many songwriters in many different styles of music for 3 years, ranging from Rock, Pop, Jazz, Spanish pop, Hard Rock, Acoustic, R&B and more... to the point that two of our Artists almost got signed by a major.
Then I met a good singer/songwriter called Steve Deluca and together we created two bands: Just Like That (1993) which became HeadSandwich (1995), a couple years we were offered a record deal with and indie label Damage Records out of Stuttgart (Germany), but ... life took us in another direction (kids and family).
After a long lapse outside of the music business in LA, I started writing tracks for libraries (BMG, DL Music). Last year I moved to Nashville to explore new grounds and connect with great local artists.
My favorite styles are Rock, Blues & Country (New and Traditional)
... more to come... Later