I've played nearly every genre of music over the past 30 years, Rock, New Wave, Dance, Grunge, Alternative, Pop, Country, Blues, Reggae and a little Jazz. Being part of the collective expression of a group and supporting the other musicians, produces a synergy that allows the music to transcend the individuals themselves. Playing for the song is the best feeling on the planet!
Influences include masters of the groove specialists that continue to fascinate me with their ease, style, feel and patience include: Jeff Porcaro, Bernard Purdie, Shannon Forrest, Matt Chamberlain, Manu Katche', Steve Jordon, Paul Liem, Stewart Copeland, , Abe Laboriel Jr. etc. and power players like Kenny Aronoff (also a groove master) , Dave Grohl, John Bonham, Chad Smith, Travis Barker to name a few.
Presently playing a Red Yamaha Recording Custom two up two down, with a Weckl 5x13” signature snare. Paiste Signature Series Cymbals, 13” Dark Crisp Hi-hats, Remote hats - 1981 14” Paiste Sound Edge (my first real pair) . Cymbals - 14”, 16” 17” 18” Full and or Fast Crashes and 20” Full Ride. Accents by Zildjian - 8”/10”splashes, 21” China, Remo Heads, DW and TAMA Pedals, Meinel Shakers, Vic Firth and Vater Sticks, Roland KP-4 Electronic Kit and Roc-n-Soc throne.