One of my earliest memories is singing in the shower. A bar of soap was my microphone and the water droplets my endless applause. Later in life I would sneak into my brother’s room and listen to records. I cut my musical teeth on The Who’s 'Tommy,' Elton John, Ozzy Osbourne, Prince, Queen, Pat Benatar and Sweet’s Ballroom Blitz. If you're unfamiliar I highly recommend checking it out. It holds up.
In my twenties I began performing live in musical theater. It was a wonderful venue to test my ability in front of an audience. Most notably I performed in Fiddler on the Roof, Damn Yankees, A Christmas Carol, Violet, and a co-headlining run as Judas in Godspell. I had several callbacks for the Tony Award winning musical 'Rent.'
I picked up a guitar for the first time when I was twenty two, practically ancient for most musicians. But I've been making up for lost time. For the last two decades I've played well over a hundred shows a year all over New England. These intimate settings have helped me hone my craft, roll out original music and learn to truly connect with a live audience. There is no substitute for experience. I just released my first solo album, Among The Living, with producer J.R. Richards (lead singer and songwriter for the band Dishwalla, and their mega hit “Counting Blue Cars” ). This process has been a wondrous labor of love and am proud to see it to fruition. I hope you love it as much as I do.
I am a graduate of American International College where I earned a Doctorate in Educational Psychology. I work with inner city youth in Hartford, CT..