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My Dad and Uncle Ed were
members for THE FOUR PLAYBOYS
I have been around music my whole life. I started private drum lessons at age 8, and joined the Percussion-Naut Patriots Drum and Bugle Corps at age 15. I went to University High School under the direction of Gary Green. We won the Marching Bands of America Best Drumline Division in 1980 and many EWMEA Concert and Jazz Band awards.
parents owned a live music venue called the Happy Hour. There was always music
playing in our house, which was often a rehearsal space for my dad's rock or country
bands. In the '70s he also became interested in electronic music and played Moog,
Oberheim and Arp synthesizers. My first working band with Brian McCarthy played
progressive rock originals and a lot of Rush and Van Halen covers.We would play
high school dances and enjoy watching people dance in 11/8 time. Our booking agent
About the time I finished college I received a call to move to San Francisco and tour with Merl Saunders and the Rainforest Band. Merl, Michael Warren and Michael Hinton along with a great road crew and soundman Edwin DeShazo were on the road for about 200 days a year from 1991-1998.
living in the S.F. bay area I have been fortunate to continue playing many styles
of music including many forms of Rock, Jazz, R & B, Country and World music.
I currently play drums for Super Diamond along with doing recording sessions and
teaching private drum instruction.