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Bio of Philip Mariconda

When I was a toddler, I would listen to records from The Brothers Four among others, and in fascination of the music, I would lift up the record to find out where the music came from.  My fascination with music never stopped.

I am originally from Northern New Jersey, where I attended public and Catholic grade school and Bergen Catholic High School.  Sadly music was not part of the curriculum at any point past around 5th grade.  Just one music appreciation class while attending the State University of New York at New Paltz.  The only other musical highlights were a few jam sessions with friends, and playing a harpsichord that I wasn't supposed to.

I ran with my computer science major though and became a good computer geek full time.  Part time I've been refereeing Ice Hockey and umpiring Baseball or Softball.  I married my spouse Sue in 1997.  Music was always there in the background as I discovered more and more of it, and occasionally played my basic keyboards.

After meeting both of my keyboard idols, Rick Wakeman and Keith Emerson in one day in 2003, I ramped up my music making and got a Korg MS2000 Synthesizer.  But another event really kicked my music-making into high gear.

It was great growing up in New Jersey, but I was looking for a change.  In September of 2004, Sue and I relocated to Seattle.  The floodgates of inspiration opened as a result and I wrote down many song ideas that'll take years to record.  In 2008 I got a Korg M3 Workstation with Radias Synthesizer (really an amazing machine that makes me sound great.)

I currently live with Sue in West Seattle where I record new music, perform at local coffee shops, as well as my church, West Side Unitarian Universalist Congregation.  I'm still a computer geek full time, but took a season off from sports officiating in 2011-2012.  I think I would make a smart Rock star, but it's nice to know I can make music for you, even part time.