His love for contemporary music, which was heavily influenced by artists such as Elton John, Billy Joel and Coldplay pushed Kurtis to study vocals and more importantly to write music. Kurtis’ songwriting abilities continue to grow stronger after having studied with award winning songwriter and singer Giselle Minns, who remains his mentor today.
After high school Kurtis was accepted into Carleton University’s Bachelor of Music program in 2016. This program centres around songwriting, piano, vocal technique and performance. He is an active member of the Ottawa music scene, filling up musical venues around the city. He recently joined a lineup of musicians at the 2018 City Folk Marvest Festival and was a finalist in the 2018 MusikOttawa singer/songwriter competition. He has also appeared on two seasons of Music Volume on YourTV in Smith’s Falls.
His latest release "Get to You - single" was mastered by grammy nominated mastering engineer Philip Shaw Bova.