How To Get Endorsements!

What’s up my locked in friends? ๐Ÿ™‚
I hope you’re all healthy and using this time to catch up on the important things, like Tiger King ๐Ÿ˜›

So, in this video, I give you a quick and useful breakdown on how to get endorsements.
Everything you need to know about who to ask for them, what they might want in return and how much gear to ask for.

Let me just give a quick shoutout to Randy Fuchs from Artist Relations.
He got me my first official endorsement with Digitech since I was using their Whammy IV at the time!

Oh…the memories ๐Ÿ™‚

I recently worked with Randy again on connecting me with OWC & IK Multimedia to beef up my computers in the studio and on the road ๐Ÿ™‚

Anyway, enjoy the video, stay home, stay safe.
Like the vid and Subscribe to the channelย if you wanna support and want some good knowledge as soon as it comes out.
As with my other videos, if you actually go to theย YouTube Page of this video, thereโ€™s a breakdown of it with a timeline/subject list.

See ya on the road soon.

Your boy

P.S Thumbnail for YouTube vid shot by @centerstageimages

What Being a Full Time Musician REALLY Looks Like

What’s up guys? ๐Ÿ™‚
I hope everyone is healthy and being safe. This virus has taken too many lives already, let’s not let it take any more!

Onto a different, more positive topic. As you can see up there, my second video is up and running. Thanks to my friend Orlin Nikolov for the awesome shot on the Enrique Iglesias C Stage in Sofia, Bulgaria.

This one is a little bit of a mind opener into my life and what it takes to be one of the, as my friend Nomad likes to say, “Career Musicians“.
Sure, we have a blast and get to experience a lot of very cool stuff, but there’s a lot more to it.
This is a short video that I hope you’ll enjoy ๐Ÿ™‚

If you have any questions or comments, please go ahead and let me know on the video page, in the comments section preferably ๐Ÿ™‚
And of course, I’d love to have you Like the vid and Subscribe to the channel if it suits you.
It definitely helps me ๐Ÿ™‚

As with my other videos, if you actually go to the YouTube Page of this video, there’s a breakdown of it with a timeline/subject list.

Thank you
Stay safe

Your friend

In case you missed it. I made a little tutorial for a “Smash Mouth” guitar solo. Check it out ๐Ÿ™‚

Let’s rock YouTube!

Whassssuuuuup? ๐Ÿ™‚

Heyโ€ฆCorona, ya know? 
Well, COVID-19 or not, Iโ€™ve decided to start sharing some experience tips from the music biz & touring world on the wonderful platform we all know and love โ€“ YouTube!

This is the first video of many (thx @Revoldork for the awesome shot on stage)
In it I give 5 tips, things I WISH I knew before I started my current career.
I really hope it helps out a lot of musicians out there and I hope you all Comment, Like & Subscribe.

PLEASEโ€ฆlet me know what YOU want me to talk about or make vids about!
I canโ€™t wait to hear what you guys have in store for me.

Oh, real quick, if you actually go to the YouTube Page of this video, there’s a breakdown of it with a timeline/subject list.

Enjoy the video!!!
And see you again, one day, on the road.
Stay safe and healthy ๐Ÿ™‚

Danimals Planet Podcast

A few months ago we traveled to New Zealand and had the pleasure of playing 3 PACKED TO THE BRIM shows in Gibbston, Taupo & Whitianga with the awesome bands Creedence Clearwater Revisited, Anastacia, George Thorogood & The Destroyers and Billy Idol!

One of the main dudes we clicked with RIGHT away was my new friend Dan Mcguinness (Lead singer and guitarist for CCR).
The dude is H.I.L.A.R.I.O.U.S!!! ๐Ÿ˜€

Anyway, when he asked me to be on his podcast (which was really us just chatting and having fun), I said HELL YEAH! ๐Ÿ™‚

So, here is our conversation about:
* My weekend in Texas
* Being a Carnivore
* Smash Mouth (and it’s awesome members)
* Enrique Iglesias (and his awesome band)
* What your job really is in big productions like Enrique Iglesias and Smash
* What do you do in Brazil & Uruguay when the airlines lose your luggage
etc etc etc.

Enjoy ๐Ÿ™‚

“Ambient Dreams” Album Release

I’ve never been much of an artist in the sense that I want everyone listening to my music. I quite enjoy playing other peoples music.
But, more and more people have been asking to hear my music over the years.
I’ve always told them the same thing…”There really isn’t a place to hear it, it’s just for TV and Film licensing opportunities”.

Between them asking and my wife Tricia constantly telling me people would really enjoy it, I figured, why not ๐Ÿ˜›

Years ago I sold all my songs. Since then (2017), I’ve made, to date 326 new instrumental songs (called cues in TV World). That’s what I do when I’m not on the road hanging with you awesome human beings ๐Ÿ™‚
Well, I’ve decided that I will slowly release these tracks on the different media/music forums.
So from now on, you will slowly be able to get a taste of what I do.
Ambient, Rock, EDM, Urban (Hip Hop/Trap), Folk Acoustic and on and on and on.

My albums will be on SpotifyApple MusiciTunes, TikTok/Resso, Google Play/YouTube, Amazon, Pandora, Deezer, Tidal, Napster, iHeartRadio, ClaroMusica, Saavn, Anghami, KKBox, MediaNet, Instagram/Facebook, Shazam.
Sometimes it takes longer to get them on some of these, so, just be on the lookout if you use a specific forum and I’m not on there yet ๐Ÿ˜‰

This specific album is one I really enjoyed creating. It’s all about vibe, relaxing beats and fun vocal samples I played around with.
Oh, I forgot to mention. If you feel inspired by anything and want to create to it…go right ahead. I’d be happy to collaborate if it feels right (
Or if you just wanna jam on it and send it to my Insta, I’d love to hear it!
I sincerely hope if you like what you hear that you recommend it to friends, post about it and maybe even comment on the forums that allow you to do so.

Anyway, what it all comes down to is…enjoy the music ๐Ÿ™‚
And…stay healthy ๐Ÿ˜‰

See ya out on the road

Undeniably Curious Podcast

What an honor to be on the new podcast, Undeniably Curious!
Josh asked me to be a part of it after Brandon Turner ( introduced us.
I’ve been following those guys and listening to their BiggerPockets Podcasts for YEARS.

Anyway, enough talking…go check it out ๐Ÿ™‚ Video below ๐Ÿ˜‰

Time Stamps

(0:00) Episode 1 preview
(0:58) Introduction to todayโ€™s guest, Sean Hurwitz
(5:24) A rockstar story: Only a few days to learn 23 songs
(7:18) The start of Seanโ€™s music career with Smashmouth // Networking like a Rockstar
(14:42) Performing in Iraq with Smashmouth
(21:18) Authentic networking // Being able to deliver will take you far
(27:56) Inspiration from Michael J Fox & Bon Jovi // Starting with a beginnerโ€™s guitar
(31:30) Transition into becoming an audio engineer // Moving to the states
(33:40) Trusting the โ€œYou know what to doโ€ gut feeling // Trust what makes you unique, and know your fundamentals
(40:38) A word to the average 9-5โ€™ers
(43:19) Calculated risk
(48:11) Treating others with respect // Staying โ€œgroundedโ€
(55:06) Making a living as a musician (Long-term thinking)
(1:09:04) Seanโ€™s two topics that he believes every school should teach
(1:10:56) Staying healthy (on the road)
(1:28:27) Seanโ€™s mindset/philosophy on eating meat
(1:38:02) Touring with Enrique Iglesias // Best venue experiences
(1:42:00) Overcoming the inevitable nerves // Playing in front of 80,000 people / Public speaking
(1:47:49) The best part about fan interactions
(1:49:22) Twitter Q (@grahammcbain): What is one thing you have in common with a successful person who does something totally different than you?
(1:50:11) Twitter Q (@DaveVisaya): How do you stay creative and relevant to ever-changing needs/demands/likes of people?
(1:54:01) Seanโ€™s mission is to perform until he reaches his 60โ€™s
(1:54:45) You can connect with Sean through common denominators in life, and through common friends as well
(1:56:33) Sean Hurwitz x Foo Fighters?
(1:57:09) Bucket listโ€ฆ
(1:58:08) Is there an expiration date on an artistโ€™s vocals?
(Sorry Paul!)
(2:01:51) Final Impact: Has curiosity ever gotten you in trouble?
(2:02:38) Final Impact: Whose life would you live? What specific day?
(2:04:06) Final Impact: What would your tombstone one-liner be?
(2:04:23) Final Impact: Most impactful book?
(2:05:32) How to connect with Sean

Smash Mouth hittin’ New Zealand!

Here we go!
Starting 2020 off with a blast of summer in New Zealand.
Just a quick run down under with the Kiwis ๐Ÿ™‚

1.18.20 – Gibbston Valley Winery
1.25.20 – Riverside Park Amphitheater
1.26.20 – Whitianga Waterways Arena

Looking forward to seeing you all there with Billy Idol, Creedence Clearwater Revisited, Anastacia & George Thorogood & The Destroyers ๐Ÿ™‚

G’day mates

Smash Mouth in Progressive Insurance Commercial

Happy new year ๐Ÿ™‚

A few months ago we got the opportunity to shoot a commercial with Progressive Insurance and Flo (she’s a sweetheart btw).
There really isn’t much more to say about that other than that it was blast and the commercial is hilarious! ๐Ÿ˜›

Enjoy…and we’ll see you soon New Zealand!

Article in Voyage LA Mag

Today I had the pleasure of having a very cool article about me shared on the internet by Voyage LA Music ๐Ÿ™‚
I’m honored to share the spot with some of my awesome friends and LA rockstar legends.

I just want to thank Rosh Roslin and SoZo Diamond for being kind enough to put my name in the hat for the interview AND…let’s not forget the amazing photographs on the interview supplied by the awesome and talented:
* Shlomi Pinto
* Richard Maheux (as you all know, my friend and keyboardist for Enrique
Iglesias amongst other amazing artists)
* Revoldork
* Main Cream
* Darya Sabooniha
* Renata Leite
* Donovan Anthony Perez

It’s about to be a busy 2020 with Smash Mouth, starting in New Zealand (where I get to take my beautiful wife;) )
So please, catch me out there, hit me up, take pics (and send them to me) ask for picks (I’ve got them ready for you).

See ya out on the road ๐Ÿ™‚

Everyone Loves Guitar Interview

Had the wonderful opportunity to chat with Craig Garber about the music biz, the complex nature of coming from Israel to America and many other interesting stories and topics.
Hope you enjoy it ๐Ÿ™‚

You can catch the the podcast on all the usual places as well as Everyone Loves Guitar website.
OR…you can watch the video here ๐Ÿ™‚

Enjoy and hit me up any time as usual ๐Ÿ™‚
Also, this awesome pic was taken by @revoldork

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