|Balley's musical influences can be traced back to his childhood,
where his grandmother encouraged him to sing along with record albums
and practice simple scales on toy pianos. Early influences include
popular jazz and folk artists such as Bob Dylan, Peter Paul and Mary,
CCR, The Beatles, and many others. Later influences included the music
of progressive artists like Yes, and Genesis and more currently,
alternative artists like Deathcab for Cutie, Dishwalla, and Damien Rice.
Balley has followed popular music throughout his life, singing and playing
his guitars for himself, his friends, and his family. As a 3+ year resident
of SL and an avid SL Live Music Fan, Balley now brings himself to the stage
to share his music with the SL community.