Way back when...in Bayside Queens, NY, from the age of 3 years old, before I could actually complete sentences, I was writing songs. Here I am today, still with the mental capacity of a 3 year old, and STILL writing songs and releasing albums. Who woulda thunk it. While a lot of the other kids were into video games, beer, drugs etc...
I played many instruments, I wrote songs and recorded them. That’s really all that I cared about. I had to search hard for others that were equally passionate about making music. This was a time in music that happened before we celebrated mediocrity and before we watched shows like American Idol and The Voice. There was no internet, so we didn't spend our time watching shredding videos on YouTube or comparing ourselves to others on social media sites. This was when we wrote and performed music simply because it took over our souls. Even country music was great back then :) So for me, like many other career musicians, it was in my blood from the very beginning, and making music was all I thought about. It was during those early years that my older brother Joel, (who passed when he was only 39) turned me on to bands like The Who, Yes, Black Sabbath, Rush, The Cars, The Police and yep, THE BEATLES! That fueled my creativity in a big way. I got my hands on a basic four track tape machine, (way harder to come by in those days) and began a journey to continue creating and recording music.
I released my first solo album when I was 13 years old. That’s when it REALLY started.
We fast forward…to these days, where my family, recording new music and touring is my focus.
Currently I spend my time performing around the US and Canada, or in my recording studio making my own music. I'm playing/producing/mixing and mastering my music and the music of others at STUDIO Z.
Studio Z is a full blown recording studio with more than everything one would ever need to be creative..
Exploring new sounds and pulling the most out of new technology is part of the fun for me. I’ve released twelve of my own albums now, one live album and produced/worked with SO many other
major and independent acts. In my solo career I've secured two major recording contracts, two major publishing deals, and have been around the world several times playing my music and music by artists that I respect.
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