September 11, 2009 Gabe Shirley [an amazing upcoming singer-songwriter!]
This past summer, I worked for a month straight with Mikel to complete his 6 song EP “She, She, She”. It was one of the most rewarding experiences ever (for both of us, and definitely for Lucas who helped out a lot!!) and afterwards, another mutual friend of this blog, Gabe Shirley, approached me and asked if we could do a quick take of his songs. I was flattered and agreed instantly, and once again, it was an amazing experience. I can’t believe how professional both Mikel and Gabe sound. You guys are amazing!!! Time for a collaboration, eh?
Gabe’s music is not only well-written but it’s fresh. In a time of so many independent singer songwriters, it’s really refreshing to hear something different. He’s a classically trained pianist with a really unique voice and songwriting ideas. There are definitely lots of influences that you can hear in the music but he’s got his own thing going on.