I love

Though it's taken patience, hard work, and consistency to get some results.

music stuff

Studied voice under 5 different teachers since age 16

Studied piano under my dad since age 6

Former backup singer for Justin Bieber

Performed for President Obama

Music Minor from Cal Poly SLO

Legaci

I've performed with Legaci since 2006. We've built the group based on a love for 90's R&B-music and harmony. Our major influences are groups like Boyz II Men, Jodeci, Shai, All-4-One, and Blackstreet.

We began recording YouTube videos in 2007, and eventually hit a few million views. In 2010, our cover of Justin Bieber's "Baby" with Cathy Nguyen and Traphik (aka Timothy Delaghetto) caught the attention of Bieber's manager, Scooter Braun. Scooter asked us to be Justin's backup singers, and for the next 2 years, we performed on television and all over the world behind Justin. You can even catch us in his movie, "Never Say Never".

After the Bieber My World tour, we released an EP album entitled "Driven" with the hit single "Never Got Over You" and toured nationally. This was followed several tv appearances on "X-Factor", "America's Got Talent", and "The Winner Is".

It's been 10 years, and we're pretty much family, literally. I am grateful and blessed to have experienced so much with my Lega-brothers. I'm excited for what lies ahead...

highlights

over 30,000,000 views and 160,000 subscribers on YouTube

released 2 EP albums "Driven" and "Sessions"

sang with Boyz II Men, Usher, and Drake

featured in NY Times cover story

received a standing ovation from Simon Cowell on X-Factor

auditioned for America's Got Talent three times over 7 years. denied the first two times. the third time in 2014, we made it through with a standing ovation and tv appearance

Touring with Bieber

I've been lucky enough to experience a major world tour first hand. Thanks to Justin Bieber and Scooter Braun, Legaci and I were able to see what it's like to perform in front of 60,000 screaming fans. There's really nothing like it.

We traveled to every major city in the US. Riding from state to state in a tour bus and sleeping in a bunk was one of my favorite parts of tour. I really felt the "road" life, I truly enjoyed it. Staying in different hotels was pretty awesome too. I admit that I got home sick after a few months, but luckily we weren't gone for more than 3 months at a time. Definitely an experience I'll never forget.

OMA (One Man Acapella)

My favorite band growing up was Boyz II Men. There was just something about the harmony, blend, and style of music that caught my ear, especially their acapella arrangements. I would spend hours upon hours listening to tracks like "Yesterday", "Thank You", and "It's So Hard to Say Goodbye to Yesterday". I'd listen for the different harmony parts, and try to memorize each one. This obsession with acapella music grew and I'd search for acapella versions of any top 40 song that I could find, continuing to learn and pick out parts.

Eventually I was given a dual-cassette karaoke machine. This machine made it possible for me to record a part, and then while playing that part, I could sing a second part, and record the two parts together. Essentially, I was using it as a multitracker. Using this process, I was able to create a "one man acapella" or "OMA", where I would sing all 4-5 parts to an acapella song: tenor 1, tenor 2, baritone, and bass. Later on in 2008 (when technology improved), I was able to create my OMA's using Final Cut and upload them to YouTube.