As musicians, we do what we must to make a living wage. We wait tables, fold sweaters, valet cars, and generally neglect our college degrees as much as humanly possible all to avoid a mind-sucking 9 to 5 hamster wheel existence. So when a job comes along where we can actually make money off making music, we gladly bid our Maggiano’s/Abercrombie/odd jobs farewell, and we take it.
Every once in a while – if we’re lucky – the job is totally sweet too.
I am happy to announce I have just accepted a position with Disney at the California Adventure theme park in Anaheim, CA. No, it’s not touring the country in support of an album or getting a development deal or writing a smash hit for Rihanna, but it’s a job. A great job. A job where I get to use my voice to bring music to life for huge audiences… and not just singing some theme-park-sillyness, but singing Queen, Journey, Stevie Wonder, Police, Bon Jovi, and more. And what is perhaps the icing on the cake: I do it all wearing expensive costumes and a bright orange, feathered wig. It’s basically Disney drag and I couldn’t enjoy it more.
What does this mean for my career? It means exposure, regular work, great music contacts, and a paycheck that will enable the creation of my next album, so hang tight! And if you find yourself in Southern California some summer (Wednesday) night, drop by and see me perform.