He first began using the electric organ to write songs and also recording them on cassettes when he was 11 years old. When he was 13 his mother bought him an electric guitar from a pawn shop in South Carolina. Using a karaoke machine as an amplifier, he began writing and performing and recorded his first album at age 15 in a small studio in the back of Rod’s Music & Sound in Great Falls, Montana.
In addition to writing and performing his own music, he began performing and touring with various local Punk & Noise bands.
In 2007 when he was 19 he moved to Antwerp, Belgium.
Since his arrival he has worked and performed with Zita Swoon Group on their production The Ballad of Erol Klof (2016), become a rotating member of Rudy Trouvé's I H8 Camera, formed The Calicos as a one time backing band, worked with many artists and songwriters, and toured and released various solo albums. His latest album QUEENS (2020) was produced by Stef Kamil Carlens & Nicolas Rombouts (ex-Dez Mona) and featured guest performances by American artists Jim White & Sandy Dillon.
His solo project has since its incarnation become a collective of many artists and each album a different and true collaboration around Watts' songwriting.