drums, backup vocals
Musical influences -- saw The Beatles on Ed Sullivan. That turned my life around. Got a Kay acoustic guitar at age 12 and tried to play cowboy music (i.e. Tex Ritter songs, for one). Then in Jr. High I had a guitar class. That didn't pan out. So it was back to the drums. Started playing Sousa marches and some classical pieces and also sang in the chorus. I would take a trumpet home and try that too but my playing drove the neighbors nuts. So I got a Ludwig drum kit at age 14 and started playing real gigs:
- Sweetwater youth center
- Area "sock hops" were popular
- Then the Rick Shaw teen dances. He was the King of GO-GO, and a radio kingpin.
- Got into sports in high school and played music at night while working at Publix as a stock boy. Then the world changed...
- I met Will Lee IV -- a monster musician from Coral Gables. I learned how to listen to the "Masters" and so it goes...
Touring Credits: The Coasters, The Indigos, Shirley and Co.
Recording Credits: K.J. and Co., K.C. and The Sunshine Band, Fred Neil, Tattoo w/ "Slick" Aguilar, Decatur Jones
Teachers: Harold Harms, Chuck Silverman, Carl Mattolla
Big Daddy`s chains, Florida
Carnival Cruise Line
Resorts International, Atlantic City
Bayside Marketplace, Miami
Paul's Mall, Boston
to name a few...
Favorite musical styles: 50s/60s/70s, rock and roll, R&B, world music in general, and of course, great jazz.