Long Ride Ahead
"Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness." - Maya Angelou Biej (pronounced-BEEJ) operates out of the Philadelphia Area. His music career has been a melting pot of several musical genres including symphonic, jazz, and electronic, but most of his work has revolved around alternative indie music. Biej has been with two symphonic orchestras, two jazz ensembles, and four alternative indie bands. He has released five full length CDs and two EPs and has had countless performances to support each one of them. Having much experience with bands and ensembles, Biej decided to venture alone with the goal of discovering his own sound. His debut CD, Long Ride Ahead, placed him in a self-contained environment with Biej writing, performing, and recording every song on his own. Each song has personal view on matters of politics, life-changing decisions, and of course love. Even the artwork is an intimate dedication to his personal life as it contains photos from his grandparents honeymoon in 1942. Now with his own CD on the resume, Biej is exploring ways to further improve his songwriting. As a member of Nashville Songwriter's Association International (NSAI) Biej is stepping away from the themes of personal conflict to more of a third person, storyteller role. Songs like Last Chance and The Man in a Brown Fairlane, offer a different flavor to Biej's continually growing catalogue. With enough material to release 2 more cds, Biej is contemplating trying his talents on Electronic music and composition but in the meantime is enjoying writing, performing, and supporting the indie music scene.