At 8 years old after many hours sitting in front of the tv with a bowl of popcorn watching the Muppet Show, and of course having a father that is a professional musician, I got the bug and decided to be a drummer. Looking back over 30 years later, I made the right call. Anybody who has played in bands and spent time "on the road" is full of stories not many people can experience.
When I was a kid I got to accompany my father to Berklee College of Music when it was in it's infancy on its way to the giant that it is today. I sat in the orchestra pit next to my dad in theatres all over Boston and met many famous musicians that I was unfortunately too young to fully appreciate. Looking back now I can only hope some of their talent rubbed off on me when I shook their hands.
Once I was old enough to start gigging that's exactly what I did...and I haven't stopped yet. I've had the privilege of playing with some great musicians and people and I've seen and done so much. Over the years I have played Rock, Pop, Punk, Motown, Country, Metal, Rap, Funk...the list goes on. The cool thing about it is that you never stop learning in this business., Whether its a gig in front of thousands or a dozen, a neighborhood bar or festival, there is always something you can take away from the gig and I try to learn from every experience. Music is my drug of choice I am 100% addicted, I look forward to the next experience.
Drum Heroes: John Bonham, Chris Layton, Stuart Copeland, Max Weinberg, Buddy Rich, Vinnie Colaiuta, Phil Collins, Chester Thompson, Carter Beauford, Quest Love
Drums: SJC Tour Series Maple
Snares: SJC Armada Copper 7x14, Pork Pie 7x13 maple, Pearl Masters Custom 6.5x 14" 6 ply maple
Cymbals: Zildjian A-Custom crashes, New beat Hi Hats, A custom Ping Ride,
Pedals: DW 5000 double kick and hi hat
Ultimate Ears In Ear monitors
Vic Firth Bolero maple sticks