Hi Joey, thanks for joining us today. We’d love for you to start by introducing yourself.
I’ve always had a huge passion for music, I’m an “only child” so I had to entertain myself most of the time. As a kid, I would listen to Elvis records and pretend I was singing to a huge crowd running around my room like I was up on a stage putting on a show. I remember the first time I ever sang in front of a crowd, I think I was seven, we were at Disneyland having dinner at one of the outdoor venues and there was a live band playing. The girl singing must have seen me singing along, she came over to the table and put the mic in front of me. As my parents tell the story, “I grabbed the mic out of her hand and finished the song!” Later she asked my parents if I’d ever performed before because I seemed so comfortable. That moment had a big impact on me and engrained something deep inside me that has never gone away.