To my cherished listeners….
Let me first say, that I am honored that you have taken the time to visit my music website. I am hopeful that you will find my music both unique and a pleasure to listen. My deepest hope however, is that you join me in my musical journey and come back often, as I continue to compose from the bottom of my heart and my entire soul. I am a firm believer in the old adage, “music makes the world go around.” Just think for a moment how much emptier life would be without music. Reflect upon hearing a song from your past, and how it serves as a “virtual time machine” to take you back to a precise moment in time, conjuring up fond memories and wonderful events in your life.
I hope that you take my music with you on your individual life’s journey, and that someday, you will reflect upon a particular happy time in your life when my music was present with you. If I can touch just one life in this big world, then I’ll consider my musical mission accomplished. If you have a dream, picture yourself exactly where your dream takes you, and outline the steps to get there. Inch by inch, life’s a cinch, yard by yard, it’s awful hard. Take it one step at a time. Composing music is my dream come true, and I am thankful you are here with me!
My musical journey began in high school, when I discovered the electric guitar. At that time, my biggest influencers were Jimmy Page (Led Zeppelin), Randy Rhoads (Ozzy Osbourne), and Eddie Van Halen (Van Halen). As my musical tastes “eclecticized,” I came to discover the Electronic and New Age genres, and a whole new world opened up to me. I owe most of my inspiration to Patrick O’Hearn (no, I don’t know him personally, but he emailed me once. :-)). I cannot list all of the adjectives I can use to describe the emotions that Patrick’s music inspired in me, but I’ll settle with, ethereality, tranquility, and endless hope and optimism. His sounds and the sounds of other great artists (e.g., Jean-Michel Jarre’) served as a “creative catapult” to bring me to this point….. To share my music with you! Enjoy the music, smell the roses, come back soon and cherish your life! -Marraje’