I come from a family of musicians.  My Mom had a professional career as a light opera singer before she met my Dad and had a family.  We still have her '78 rpms!  My Dad taught himself to play piano, violin, viola, banjo and any other instrument he could get his hands on.  All of my siblings and I were always playing something (not always together, of course!), and we all play by ear. 

I must have my Dad’s penchant for wanting to learn different instruments.  I’ve been playing bass for a long time, and know enough piano, keyboards and electric and acoustic guitar to be dangerous.  I don’t have my Mom’s voice, but I make do.  

Thanks to my older brothers, I grew up listening to what I call the four major food groups of rock & roll:  The Beatles; the Stones; the Who; and the Kinks.  The first record I ever bought was the ’45 single of Smoke on the Water.  I bought it from my brother (!).  Deep Purple remains a huge influence with their mix of jazz, blues rock and classical.   And I think Oasis is the greatest band of my generation, with Noel Gallagher being its finest songwriter. 

As a DIY singer/songwriter/musician, I record, arrange and produce all of my own material.  It’s a labor of love, and I hope you enjoy my music.