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An amalgam of alt-radio elements, Dexter combines Muse's vocal melodrama, the Postal Service's mild electro-percussion and Incubus' chilled grunge, reserving room for acoustic adult-contemporary balladry. The record-opening title track on Anniversary begins with Dexter's gentle croon and ginger strums, delivering the folksy sensibilities that the album's autumn-hued cover promises, then demonstrates surprising brawn with colossal drum fills and chiming reverberating guitars. Though soft-loud dynamics have been genre-standard for decades, Dexter stretches the spectrum, ranging from breathy earnestness (recalling Snow Patrol at its most maudlin) to arena-sized eruptions that salvage these songs from the sap bucket. The skittering glitch beats during the verses make the rock drums during the choruses sound enormous by comparison, and the twinkling keyboards lend atmosphere. The final tune, "Orchid," initially feels like a nine-minute fuse with no detonation, but the stark piano backdrop fits Dexter's epic dark-night-of-the-soul struggle with spiritual fidelity.

-Andrew Miller- - The Pitch Weekly


Discography


Fairfax "Portrait" 2002

Fairfax "untitled acoustic" 2003

Sevenfold Tomorrow "Rio Sessions" 2003

Sevenfold Tomorrow "Still Enough to Leave" 2003

Carmine Red "Anniversary" 2007

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This is the 24th year of my lifeā€¦ the tenth year of my music. A decade ago, I sat down behind a drum set and realized my passion for rhythm. Shortly after, I was learning guitar and piano as well as gaining an understanding of the fundamental formulas behind melody and songwriting. At that point, I set out on a mission to create music and sound that could encompass every emotion of our existence.

History Overview:
Throughout my teenage years I wrote and recorded with an array of musicians in and around Kansas City. Over the lifespan of three different bands I had the opportunity to release a number of records while gaining a solid local following. Winning a major label radio contest allowed me the chance to share the stage with world-class artists such as Taking Back Sunday, Incubus, and the Roots. I was also getting booked at special events including Tony Hawk Vertical Uprise and Warped Tour. Then at age 18, I began exposing my music nationally through steady touring and college radio play.

After a decade of trial and error, many doors have been opened. My knowledge & influences have expanded and I am pressing on as a solo artist. I'm looking forward to sharing my music with all who will listen.