I got my start in music as a concert pianist and classical composer, a profession that I still follow. At one point I got hired at a startup as a content creator for a music remix games and fell in love with producing dance music. Papa Molly happened when I decided to ditch producing knockoffs of other peoples' music for my job and make the dance music that I wanted to make.
I was born and raised in Michigan and moved to San Francisco as a teenager. My purchase of a fake ID as a nineteen year-old really paid off, as my experiences at queer dance parties has shaped a lot of who I am as an artist. They introduced me to dance music, club culture, and queer community, all of which became foundational in the creation of Papa Molly and what I still strive to represent.
You can find me performing and DJing around San Francisco or enjoying a crisp iced latte in the park, come say hi!
Papa Molly is what happens when a classical composer goes to too many queer dance parties. I love to push the genre of dance music; some songs are full of strings, some are lyric-heavy, some have clarinet solos right in the middle. All of them turn the party. My goal with my music is to make songs that are as honest as they are dance-worthy. I use the sound palettes I want to use while also telling my story, whether that be lesbian loneliness or trying to get laid at the club or being really, really in love. At the heart of what I do is my love for my queer community. The music that I make is for all of us.