I am an experienced musician that takes all projects to heart no matter how small. I believe in team work and work very well with people. Showing up to a rehearsal or gig prepared is a must for me.
Musician, freelance - 1990 - Present
I’ve played in a wide variety of groups over the years. Musicals, combos, brass bands, big bands, top 40, show bands… Most recent is a top 40 group called The Castaways. They cover a great deal of Jimmy Buffet’s music as well as CCR, Beatles, Wings, Eagles, Eric Clapton, Fleetwood Mac, Zac Brown and others.
Drum Instructor - 1988 - Present
I teach all ages at all levels and any style.
Navy Musician, U.S. Navy - 1990 - 1994, 1997 - 2013
While in the Navy bands I performed with the following groups: ceremonial band, concert band, big band, brass bands, small jazz combos, show band and top 40 rock band.
I was stationed in Orlando, FL (1990 - 1994), Yokosuka Japan (1997 - 1999), Memphis, TN (1999 - 2002), Norfolk, VA (2002 - 2006), Newport, RI (2006 - 2008) and retired while in New Orleans, LA (2008 - 2013).
I’ve lead two top 40 rock bands, jazz combo groups, brass bands, assistant to the ceremonial band and drum major for the parade band.
Armed Forces School of Music, Little Creek, VA. Basic course - 1991
Western Carolina University, music education - 1994 - 1997
Armed Forces School of Music, Little Creek, VA. Advanced course - 2006
- Screen name:
- Member since:
- Feb 21 2017
- Active over 1 month ago
- Level of commitment:
- Very Committed
- Years playing music:
- Gigs played:
- Over 100
- Tend to practice:
- More than 3 times per week
- Available to gig:
- 6-7 nights a week
Stewart Copland, R. Starr, Phil Collins, Elvin Jones, Jim Riley (Rascal Flatts drummer)... to name a few.
Actually, I went to Jim Riley’s drum camp last January 2017. Awesome human being!
Tama kit. Zildjian K cymbals. Shire Mics.