Purge One


Band to Join, Lead Guitar, Bass Guitar, Drums.


I have developed my own style over the years; my father started me down this journey when I was five. He played piano in the big band area in the speak-easy's during prohibition times. My first endever on the road was with Rory Galliger; I was his tech roadie on his first American tour. I developed my skills to the point of being able to support myself performing in the St. Louis area by the mid seventies. In College I studied Electrical Engineering and acquired a position with P&;B lighting in Union MO in 1978. My first project with P&;B was to build a lighting console for the Charlie Daniels Band;. As a bonus for the great work I was offered the position of electronics technician for;Styx; in January 1979. As Styx began their tour in 1979, I was hired to set-up the keyboards. The first night when I sound checked the keyboards, Dennis DeYoung heard me and offered me a position playing with the band. I continued touring and playing with ;Styx; for the next five years as a side musician until their first breakup in late 1984. Over the years I have set in with such artists as Eric Johnson, Mike Pinera, Joe Perry, Chris Squire, Michael Anthony, Orianthi, Steve Vai and many more. I continue to write and record original material. I have worked with Stevie Ray Von, Black Uhuru, Angel, The Babies, April Wine, 38 Special and so many others. I sing lead and play keyboards, my vocals are high with a high D being easy to hit; faceto going much higher. If you are looking for a keyboardist who can rock heavy, please send message...

Screen name:
Purge One
Member since:
Feb 04 2006
Active within 24 hours
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
2-3 nights a week
Most available:


Yes, Deep Purple, The Who, Winger, Styx, Kansas,Tesla, Europe, Queen, ELP, Tull, Zappa, Pink Floyd, Dream Theater, House of Lords, Giant, TSO, Ambrosia, JA, Hendrix, Jo Jo Gunn, Mountain, Ozzy, Ra, Saga, Scorpions, Rush, Journey, Rory Gallagher and so many more... Life has been GOOD!

Instrument experience:



Kronos 88, Kronos-X 61, Kronos 73,Prophet 6, Korg CX3, JBL Leslie W/Hywatt power amp, Roland Keytar, Moog Taurus III, Bose Cylinder Keys monitor system, personal headset monitor; JBL Array PA System, Light System, etc.



Past Events

Gig with Glen Hughes

Limited engagement with Buster Akrey

Gig at the HOB in Las Vegas

Limited engagement with Eric Johnson.

Gig at the HOB in Vegas with Eric Johnson

NAMM Show after party at Mirror Image Studio

Corporate party

Long Beach

Corporate Party

5 PM TO 7 PM

Long Beach


Slum Bar with Good Company

This is a suport gig for Atlanta Rhythm Section.