Equipment: 8 piece Tama Star Classic Performer drum kit,
Indigo Blue. All Ziljian Cymbals with a sweet 20 Custom A Ping Ride. Pro Mark 747
wood tip sticks. In ear monitor system with head worn vocal mic.
Hometown: Jefferson, Maryland
Musical Influences: Too many too list but heavily
influenced by RUSH. Also YES, Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Van Halen (Pre-Sammy) and Billy
Joel (Pre-Christie) and all the classics. Although I listen to just about anything I enjoy
the powerful groups like Boston, Journey, Aerosmith, ACDC, Queen, Pearl Jam, and Foo
Fighters. I appreciate music with intricate rhythms and drum lines and I love the big
fills. I enjoy Jazz, R & B, Ska and Progressive and try to incorporate things I hear
into the music that we play.
First album purchased: RUSH, All The Worlds A Stage. I
was about 12 or 13 years old. Once I heard Neil Pearts Working Man Drum Solo it was
all over. I bought it at Joes Record Paradise in Takoma Park, MD. If anyone
remembers the DC music scene 25 years ago Joes Record Paradise was the home of Root
Boy Slim. He had a group called the Sex Change Band and old Root Boy was a piece of work.
Favorite song: Hard to say. RUSH La Villa Strangiato
would have to be near the top.
Musical goals: Always keep the crowd wanting more.