Styles: Rock, Metal, Funk, Country, Blues, Reggae, Punk
Skill Level: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Influences: Stewart Copeland, Chad Smith, Alex Van Halen, Neil Peart, Tim Alexander, Tommy Lee, Nicko McBrain, Bryan Mantia, Ian Paice, Charlie Benante, Matt Cameron
“I started playing at a very young age. My step Dad was a full-time drummer, so drums were always available to play on. The defining moment for me to choose music as a career was seeing Motley Crue in concert in 1986. Tommy Lee’s playing and showmanship was amazing! He is a very big influence on my playing. But my absolute all time favourite memory has to be seeing Paul McCartney in concert in Toronto in 2002.”
“For style, first and foremost I love classic rock; bands like The Beatles, Rush, The Police, Van Halen etc.. Second is metal! I love bands like Pantera, Slayer, Lamb of God, Tool… but I also like funky stuff like Chili Peppers and Tower of Power. I don;t think I could ever pick a top 3 for drumming songs. My favourites change every day depending on my mood, but today they are: Driven To Tears – The Police, Jerry was a race car driver – Primus, and Ticks and Leeches – Tool.”
“Single most important thing I think a drummer should know? Play for the music!”
Over 20 years of professional experience.
Plays with Sal Piamonte Band, Sam Steel, Rumours, Lou Dog and several others.
Endorses Sonor Drums, Paiste cymbals, Remo Drum Heads, Regal Tip Drumsticks, Protection Racket cases and Sweet Spot clutches.