Rocking since I was born. Father was a musician, so I grew up around guitars, basses, and recording equipment. Got a guitar when I was 3, had a bass since 2ed grade. I started playing saxophone in 5th grade, but what I really wanted to play was drums. Sadly (their loss lol) the school would not let me play drums because I didn't have 2 years of piano. Tried again to switch to drums in 7th grade, but again they said no so I (gasp!) Quit band. Luckily, in 9th grade they needed more drummers so I joined band again and found my true calling. I have been rocking the drums and giving it all I got ever since. I also played the upright bass in school band. After school, as part of my goal to become the best musician I can be, I learnt trumpet, and am currently learning violin.
What gear do you use?
Drums- Yamaha Stage Custom, Iron Cobra double bass pedal, 20" Zildjian K custom ride, 19" Zildjian A custom crash, 19" Zildjian Z3 crash, 14" Zildjian ZHT hi hats- Promark Japanese Oak 747 sticks. Fender P- Bass, Peavey bass amp, strat guitar. A Korg Music production station, Promark 424 4-track, Saxophone, Trumpet, Violin, Violin-uke, Bongos, jimba.
Who was your biggest musical influence growing up?
Nirvana and NOFX were my biggest drumming influences when I first began. I am also influenced by The Locusts, Boris, Lightining Bolt, Buddy Rich.
Are you in a band? Have you been in bands?
Currently in Dangerously Sleazy and Azteca Frame. Previous bands include- Forever Donkey, CRAP, Flux Ambassador, Silent Time, Plague Winds, Motley Christ, FARM, Dave McNertney and the Fucking Tiddley Winks, A New Hope, Viola, The Jerusalem Junkyard Band, The Beggars, The Odd Jobs, Bigger Than Aids, Peg Leg Love.
What's the biggest audience you ever performed to? What's the smallest?
In Marching band I played half time at the Holiday bowl on live TV lol. Ok....sold out venue for a battle of the bands, 500 people maybe? Smallest was a crappy tour show at a bar to like 4 people and the other band. Most memorable was probably Columbia MO, at this sweet punk rock beach house. Packed show, made $ and friends, and ended the night skinny dipping in a lake. Whoo hoo!
You're stuck on a desert island and only get to bring one album with you. What do you pick?