Then and Now

Like most drummers I started early graduating from banging on Mom’s pots and pans to a real kit at the age of 6 or 7 or so. My first band gig was at wedding when I was in the 8th grade; well we made $5.00 and played a few songs for the grownups that is….  Later I went on to play with New Jersey bands Blackmore Castle and Woodsiege.  

In the 70's  I moved to Atlanta attending Peachtree High School and joined the high school concert, Jazz and marching bands. Started several rock bands named Edge and Coldstream  and performing with the Atlanta Jazz Band.   Also played with several other bands and got a taste of working in a recording studio.  Music took an aside after declining acceptance to Peabody in Nashville to study music as I decided to step back from music and pursue a business career path.  Well you know it is all about the music so... then...

In the middle 1980’s I decided to return to music studying and practicing to once again try to carry on his desire to play.  Later, I actively sought out musicians to kick start my passion for playing out once again. 

"Life is just too short, you have to listen to your heart, follow your passions and make it all part of your life!

Current schedule

Since 2004 it has been a great time playing great places like:

Smith’s Olde Bar
Blind Willies
The StarBar
The Earl
Front Page News
Lenny’s
Redlight Cafe
Twain's in Decatur
Limerick Junction
The Hummingbird, Macon GA
James Joyce Irish Pub
Vinings Inn
Decatur Fall Concert in the Park
Dos Copas
99x Oktoberfest VA Highlands
Oakhurst Festival
Candler Park Fall Festival
Dogwood Festival
Decatur Arts Festival
Dillions, Lawrenceville
The Loft , Columbus,GA
The Tavern in Duluth
Boiler Room, Gainesville
Bear Cave, Marietta
Ten High
Anthony's, Buford
Attantic Grill , Atlantic Station
Club 29
Fat Matt's Rib Shack
Jake's Toadhouse
Maddy's Ribs & Blues
QC's in Conyers
Tony's Sports Bar, Duluth
Mulligans
Vinyl
Hop City, Atlanta
7 Stages



2008 Ireland Tour
Balreask Arms, Navan, Ireland
GraceNeills Donaghadee, Northern Irleland (Outside Belfast)
Mother Reilly's Dublin Ireland
The Crane Bar Galway, Ireland
The Spirit Store, Dundalk, Ireland
The Stonehouse, Navan, Ireland

Favorite Bands/Artists:  in no particular order:  Jethro Tull, Robin Trower, Eric Clapton, Moody Blues, REM, Steely Dan, Eagles, Santana, Elvis, Elvis Costello, VanHalen, Modern English, Van Morrison, Joe Jackson,  Genesis, Yes, The Police, and many more okay let's add the Stones, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Rush, Beatles, Hollies, Traffic, Dylan, Muddy Waters, Neil Young, Atlanta Rhythm Section, Mother’s Finest, The Surf, Kim Ritchie,and better end with the Yardbirds for now, or my iPod which is constantly updated...and the list goes on.

Influences include Alan White, Steve Gadd, Bill Buford, Liberty Devito, Ginger Baker, Stuart Copeland, Phil Collins and Dave Weckl.


2003 at home

August 2004
Jam session with friends


Somewhere in the 70's


October 2003 - "Point Blank"

Blind Willies - June 2005 - "Stooge Brothers"


May 2005 - Tavern on the Bridge
"Rockin Pontoons"

May 2005 - Tony's Sport Bar - "Point Blank"

Anthony's November 2005 Point Blank - Last Show


2006
Playing with the Pontoons with a Zendrum.

Drum Kits and Stuff:
Acoustic kit - Tama 7 piece Starclassic Performer Dark-Cherry Fade, Tama Iron Cobra HP900PTW Double Bass Drum Pedal, Tama and Gibraltar hardware. Tama Lars Ulrich & Tama Stewart Copeland snares. www.tama.com

Zildgian A Custom 14",16" & 18" crashes, Zildgian A 21" Sweet Ride, Zildjian 14" Quick Beat HH, Zildjian 6" & 8" Spash, Zildjian 18" Pro Sonic China and stacked Sabian AAX 16" Dark Crash with 12" Zildgian Z Custom .

Electronic - Roland custom V-Session vDrum kit with Gibraltar custom rack system, Tama Iron Cobra HP900PTW Double Bass Drum Pedal.
Roland SPD-20 electronic pad
Roland TPD-15 HandSonic pad
Zendrum ZX

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