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As far back as I can remember I've always loved to drum on things, anything that made a cool sound, like using wooden spoons on my mom's pots and pans. Interesting sounds came from found objects like, steel pipes, garbage cans, pickle jars, tin cans, pringles canisters, and cardboard boxes, etc. My very first real drum was "given to me by Santa" at the tender age of four!

Musical influences go back to listening to my parents' Elvis, Beatles and Frank Sinatra records and more importantly the amazing Radio stations of the Motor City, Detroit Michigan. Tastes changed as I learned more but Rock and Jazz music had the most profound effect on me. Buddy Rich, John Bonham, Neil Peart, Keith Moon, Stewart Copeland, and Vinnie Colaiuta are but a few of maybe a hundred or more drummers that influenced me. Still, my biggest inspiration is my brother Steven!!

Favorite equipment are as follows; Pearl drums and hardware, Ludwig and Dunnett Snare drums, Ayotte drums, Sabian Cymbals. Sennheiser, AKG, Shure, Neumann microphones. API, Neve, focusrite, digidesign recording gear. Apple computers. Crazy guitar players and Boss metronomes. Other favorite things, Pittsburgh Steelers football, mountain biking, playoff hockey, peanut butter and jelly, Ice cold beer, Mom's lasagna, Dad's vino, Coffee, the sun, the moon... our earth, and especially the stars. Cheers!