About All Changed:

‘Be who you needed when you were younger’

I first saw that quote on a Ted Talk some years ago and it’s stuck with me ever since. Who did I need when I was younger? Well I barely got through a day during my school years without music in my ears, and I must confess the same can be said about my relationship with working life. Something about the black and white, monotonous repetition that governed the classrooms, school halls and offices of my youth made me long to hear the vibrant screams of passion from my favorite artists.

I remember sitting desperately in a car waiting for the day to end just to get some sleep before the next would start. In a fit of frustration I flicked the radio on and switched through the ads until I heard something life changing. A voice was pouring his emotions, his story, the entirety of his soul out through the air waves. Beckoned by beautiful piano chords and the most erratic kick drum I had ever heard he began, ‘I can’t tell you what it really is, I can only tell you what it feels like, and right now it’s a steel knife in my windpipe’. I was hooked.

When I got home that night I didn’t go to sleep. I didn’t go to sleep at all! I stayed up the whole night and listened to Eminem’s entire discography. He gave me something to live for.

From there the life-long journey began. I listened to many, many bands and artists across every genre imaginable, I started writing songs and playing instruments, I learned to record and engineer, I worked with many other talented artist’s on their ideas at late night recording sessions. I stopped surviving and started living.

That’s who I needed when I was younger, someone to show me a bigger slice of life than nine to five. Someone to bring me to a complete halt with one line of a song, with one touch of the piano or one strike of a kick drum. Someone to take one moment to show me there was more.

I carry that same feeling with me in everything I do but especially when it comes to making music. It only takes one moment to impact someones life, one moment to fill it with purpose, one moment before it’s all changed.

That’s why I started All Changed, we make moments.

-Cormac Kavanagh

Follow this link to see if I can help you with your Music…  https://allchanged.com/helping-you-make-music/