I was inspired first by my Uncle Jim and his red sparkle Rogers. I was seven years old when I started taking drum lessons and have been playing ever since. I've been a professional Drummer since the age of 17.
What gear do you use?
Remo Heads, Zildjian 5 B wood tip sticks, Vic Firth wood tip sticks, Zildjian Cymbals, I currently own '63 Gretsch, '71 Rodgers, '74 Fibes, '82 Yamahas, and '99 Noble and Cooleys.
Who was your biggest musical influence growing up?
Rolling Stones, Miles Davis, Weather Report, Sly Stone, George Clinton....to name a few.
Are you in a band? Have you been in bands?
Currently: Dan Navarro, Mucca Pazza, Michael McDermott, Nicholas Tremulis Orchestra, Bad Examples, Anna Soltys and the Familiar, Brad Peterson and Bad Forum. Formerly: Champaign, Sonia Dada, Freddy Jones Band, Charming Beggars, The Way Moves, and Melvin Taylor, just to name a few.
If you could jam with anyone, who would it be?
Bootsy Collins and Eddie Hazel....Miles....Herbie Hancock.....Wayne Shorter....Mingus....Jimi Hendrix
What's the biggest audience you ever performed to? What's the smallest?
You're stuck on a desert island and only get to bring one album with you. What do you pick?
Exile on Main Street....It was my 1st favorite....2nd Grade....I'm just attached to it