What the heck is ErieMax???

I have been getting asked this question quite a bit lately, so I thought I’d write this out. I’m sure I will think of more to put here in the future, but for now this will do.

ErieMax is the umbrella that I carry over all of my projects and endeavors. It stands for Erie Maximum Entertainment, although it’s become so much more in the last five years. I wish that I could have a website for each project – and a twitter feed, and a Facebook page, and an Instagram page, and the list goes on and on. I would have to have hundreds of accounts, so I gather it all together under my arms, and we stand under the ErieMax umbrella together.

Here are just some of the things that I am doing, many on a daily basis:

As a musician and producer, I

-Play in original and cover bands
-Record and produce my own music
-Do session work for many artists on piano, Wurlitzer and Rhodes electric pianos, and Hammond organ.
-Record other artists in my studio
-Promote my music
-Work as a producer, consultant, and session artist at Riptide Studios in Fort Meyers, FL
-Record and produce music videos

As a magician(and a writer, I can’t separate the two without confusion), I

-Perform magic shows
-Work as a creative consultant and staff writer for the Magic Firm in Louisville, KY
-Write scripts, sometimes for people on network TV shows
-To date have published three books and several papers on magic

As a writer, I

-Write short fiction and novels – sci-fi, horror, suspense, thriller
-Publish a comic strip called “When Penguins Sin”

I also do photography and paintings as a hobby, to keep sane. Also, my own web design, to keep insane.

There you have it. That is what ErieMax is, and that is what I do.

My albums are released!

After two difficult trial-and-error filled years, I have released two albums simultaneously.

City Lights is a blues/pop album with singer/songwriter tendencies. 11 radio ready songs in 43 minutes. You can listen to two free tracks below.

The Things I Hear is an electronic album of mostly funky EDM tunes, but there is a spooky soundtrack and a very classical sounding piece as well. Something for everyone. Thanks for your continued support of my music and my blog!

 

City Lights

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Or buy the CD HERE!


The Things I Hear

 

Download (and listen to) the album at CD Baby

Buy the CD

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Stand over there

From my Album “The Things I Hear”

My wife and I were in St. Louis on the way home from a two-week vacation. We decided to stop at a restaurant before heading home. While we were waiting for a table, another couple approached the restaurant. The guy gruffly said to the lady, “I’m going in to see how long it will take.”

The lady replied, “Should I wait here?”

The guy looked around at the ground, pointed to a spot about 5 feet away, and said, “Stand over there.” The lady just walked to that spot and waited.

It sounds like it might be a comical moment, but in reality it looked abusive and controlling, and it pissed me off. I pictured their future, and the lady standing up for herself and leaving that loser, and it led to this song, and the song title.

Arborvitae in the Wild

In 2013, Janelle and I were driving the 14 hours or so to Montgomery, Alabama, Janelle said, “look at all the wild arborvitae!” We drove in silence for about 45 minutes, then out of the blue, she sang out at the top of her lungs, “ARBORVITAES IN THE WIIIIIIIIILD!!!!” I told her it was an amazing imitation of Eddie Murphy imitating James Brown.

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