Born in Dublin, both of my parents were musicians and encouraged me to start playing music at a young age. I moved to the U.S. in 1985, where I continued music in high school and college. After high school, I earned a music scholarship to the University of Nevada, Reno, for percussion performance. While studying percussion, I was also singing and playing guitar in various rock bands and began touring nationally. I got my start in professional songwriting around 2007, while co-writing and playing guitar in the piano-rock band, We Shot The Moon (I've licensed music for television, recorded albums, music videos, toured both nationally and internationally).

In addition to performing live, I'm also a studio musician and write for other artists and bands. In 2010, I started using the moniker Crane Technique. As a solo artist I write and record all of the instruments myself. I have a small production studio, where I do the majority of my mixing, tracking and audio engineering. Recently, I've started composing for television and film, showcasing different music styles. (Visit: Music Library for some samples). From 2015-2017, I was the principal percussionist for the Santa Barbara Community Symphony Orchestra where I performed regularly. During that time I also furthered my audio engineering education by studying sound design and digital audio recording at SBCC in Santa Barbara.

Recently, I’ve relocated to Minneapolis MN, with my wife and daughter where I continue to write music and collaborate with other musicians.

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