Music has always been a form of expression and an outlet for all my feelings and emotions. By composing, I can capture the mood I am in by way of song. I use the music to inspire me, to revive me and to share with others my world. I started playing music at a very early age, and performed live on stage before I even graduated elementary school. I come from a rich heritage and a musical family grounded in Christian belief. It has been this influence that my music was created.
Rotcav is a name I came up with in 1996 while still in high school. At the time I was taking German classes, so I decided to give birth to my online identity. Rotcav basically stands for red cavalier, which is my car. But the name now is primarily used in reference to my music and online identity.
My main influence comes from the higher power being my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
Another influence has to be my musical gospel family who have sang in the mountains of eastern Kentucky, southwest Virginia, Ohio, Tennessee and West Virginia for over 65 years. My grandparents and father traveled these mountains for many years singing gospel songs. It was nothing out of the ordinary for me to always hear music emerging from the family living room on weekend nights when the family came over. It was this influence that led me to start playing piano at age 8 and perform publicly at age 12. I also performed regularly on a local Christian television station back in Kentucky called WLJC. I began performing live on television at around age 14. Early on, this exposure to the public, television and radio shaped me to the person I am now and I’ve kind of always been in the local public eye.
Other bands include: Bassic, Vangelis, Yanni, Delerium, Tangerine Dream, Blue Man Group, Enigma, Enya, Insphire, Ryan Farish, Pink Floyd, Peter Gabriel and Venus Hum to name a few.
SONGS FOR THE SOUL
LOVE, LIFE & REDEMPTION