Writer / Producer / Engineer / Drums / Guitar / Keyboards / Lead&Backup Vocals
The world of music began for me back in the 1960's in Buffalo N.Y. When I first heard the Beatles that was it! I was hooked! I was eleven years old, when a friend of my fathers gave me a snare drum for a birthday present. Little did I know this would lead me on my journey into the land of music. When I was thirteen my parents bought my older brother a drumset to start a band. It wasn't long, before my brother gave me the drum set. Living next door to us was Mike Anderson. He was considered one of the best drummers in Western New York. Mike would stop by the house and show me tips and tricks on drumming. Three years later I was playing in a band with some older guys in a small part of the city circuit. The bass player was a cop so he took care of me being under age. When I was around eighteen I moved to Syracuse N.Y. and started to investigate the music scene. I had the pleasure to meet and play with a lot of top musicians from the Central New York area. During the course of the next 35 years I played all over New York State and parts of the East Coast. Playing anything from Classic Rock, Southern Rock, Top 40, Dance, Oldies, even Classics. From high schools to bars, clubs, resorts, theaters, auditoriums and opening for a couple national acts. I have also written and produced commercial music for cable television and local network shows.
Through the years I had a driving desire to write and record my own music. In the early 1990's I met my writing partner Mike Bullock while working the Central New York circuit. Mike and I talked about getting into a studio and collaborating. Having the same interests and passion we decided to pair up as a writing duo. In the songs we have written and produced you will hear influences from artists like Pink Floyd, Bad Company, Eddie Money, Styx, Boston, Supertramp and Eagles. Our hope is that you enjoy the music as much as we did creating it! The ultimate goal was to create a CD of all the musical influences and people that have touched my life in this business and incorporate that into my music.
This is what I do and who I am, and there are so many people to thank for it. I thank God for blessing me with a talent and a family that has always supported me. To my mother and father, I could never thank you enough for all your love and support. To my brother Mike, my biggest critic, but my biggest fan. Thanks for your support and working with me through out the years.We've had some memorable times! To my daughter Mallory, you make me proud for just being you! I love ya! If for nothing else this CD is a part of me passed down to you. To Debbie, for always being there, you never doubted me and keep me sane, I love ya! To all my friends who believed in me, all of you are special and priceless! To Steve Galbo what can I say that I haven't already said to a life long friend? Thanks for your support and friendship, love ya! To Dave Roseboom, you have been an awesome friend! None of this would have been possible without your patience and help! Thanks Bro for pushing me over the edge with the studio! To Scott Messinger, you always had my back, your a true friend, thanks for all your support and serving our country! To Dave Oot for all your support through my years in Central New York. Thanks for your contributions to the studio! To Bobby D who tried to kill me with a fist and then with Buffalo killer wings! Been friends ever since, thanks for your support through the years! Special thanks to the Harley Boys of Syracuse N.Y. for the use of their bikes on the song Live 2 Ride.That song is for you guys! To my writing partner Mike Bullock, AKA Big B, we have worked a lot of long hours and nights to get here! So many recording sessions of tea and candy bars to keep us going! Thanks for working with me and making an idea become reality!We did it! If I neglected to mention anyone it wasn't intentional.
Those that know me I consider my friends! You all know who you are and what you mean to me, this CD is for you!!!!!!