I hope he can get a legit band together and get some real material off the ground. He was my favorite member of Transit and this stuff that he is writing is awesome. There is definitely room in the scene for him to get something special going. And now that Transit is not the same band that he was once a member of, he should have no worries about being compared to them. He has his own style, and they have theirs.
I would record him for free. I would even tour as a member of his band, playing any instrument he needed me to play if that's what it took.