I am a professional musician, recording artist, and producer. I am equally at home on stage playing guitar or keyboards. I sing backing vocals and have custom in-ear monitoring. All gear is top flight, state-of-the-art stuff for both guitar and keyboards, and tour ready.
I was co-founder of the melodic progressive rock band, Days Before Tomorrow (sold over 10,000 copies of our debut, award-winning album).
I am co-founder of the "progressive pop" band, Dream Eternal Bliss, which is still current/active.
By day, I work in the biz as the editor in chief of MusicPlayers, the popular online magazine for serious musicians, and am CEO of Different PC, which makes pro audio computer workstations. Let us build the right computer for your recording studio needs!
I am available for recording projects, producing, or pro touring opportunities.
- Screen name:
- Member since:
- Apr 11 2007
- Active within 2 weeks
- Level of commitment:
- Very Committed
- Years together:
- Gigs played:
- Over 100
- Tend to practice:
- 2-3 times per week
- 51 years
As a keyboard player and pop-minded guitarist, my influences include: Roxette, Tears for Fears, Duran Duran, Simple Minds, Berlin, The Fixx, Icehouse, Gary Numan (not just their retro '80s vibe, but most of these bands are still going strong 40 years later with more modern sounds). I like newer bands like Chvrches, Stimulator, Katy Perry, Owl City, and then heavier rock genres as well.
My prog rock influences are Yes, Rush, Marillion, Porcupine Tree, Steven Wilson, the Police, Pink Floyd (Gilmore era).
I also love catchy, melodic hard rock, grew up on hair bands. Still love Winger, Europe, etc... love modern hard rock and prog metal like The Birthday Massacre, Devin Townsend, The Murder of My Sweet, and more.
As a guitarist, I have had endorsement deals with ENGL Amplification, Carvin/Kiesel Guitars, Gary Kramer Guitars, RJM Music Tech, Dean Markley, and more. My most regularly used guitars today are my Music Man, Fender, and Ibanez models.
As a keyboard player, my gear includes both the latest pro gear from Korg, Roland, and Dave Smith Instruments, plus classic gear in the rack, and tons of soft-synths on the laptop.