- Siner, Songwriter, Musician, Producer, Performer
Singer, songwriter, musician, arranger, producer, performer. President of Pryor 2 What ? Records, owner of Pryor 2 What ? Music Publishing, reviewer for Skope magazine.Heavily influenced by Sly & the Family Stone, Beatles, James Brown, Led Zeppelin, Weather Report, Joni Mitchell, Stevie Wonder, Paul Simon and Yes.
Raised on Big band ( Basie, Ellington, Miller, Goodman) and bebop ( Charlie Parker,Dizzy Gillespie,Thelonious Monk ) I was groovin' with the muse before I could walk.My first concert experience was Sly & The Family Stone in 1969.
It was a life altering moment that split my brain in half and left me happily comatose.I grew up at The Memorial Auditorium in Sacramento,Ca.James Brown,Earth Wind & Fire,Bootsy Collins,Brothers Johnson, Commodores, Rush, Pat Travers, Sammy Hagar, Alvin Lee and many more.
Sly banged on the door of my creativity, The Jackson Five put it into technicolor and The Beatles knocked the door off the hinges.With the inspiration of the 50's and 60's ( Chuck Berry, Elvis,Little Richard, Everly Brothers, Beach Boys, Buddy Holly, Beatles, Stones ) revival that was happening in the early 70',my best friend and I, Jeff Cooper, ( Pharaohs ) started writing songs when we were barely 16 yrs old.From Louis Armstrong to Kate Bush, my tastes and influences are wide and varied.
Straight out of high school my band ( Technical Force ) and I were pounding the pavement in Socal trying to ink a deal. I spent 10 yrs playing gigs in L.A. as a solo artist, duo and bassist, in addition to writing, recording, producing in multiple genres while working full time and raising a family.
Came back to Norcal to hit the local Sacramento scene, play gigs, produce in the studio for myself and other local artists. Signed with local indie Subgroove Records, played at Tower Corporate for the international buyers, fired my business manager and started my own label and publishing company.
I'm happy to be working with Dickie Goodman Productions, EDA Records, Skope Magazine and Music Xray.
My music is featured internationally on independent stations through Jango Radio Airplay.