Bass Guitar, Vocals
Music is my passion. I
believe the best musicians learn to play based on how they feel the music
and what is in their heart-this is really important if you play bass.
Some background info:
I was born and raised in Cleveland and have lived in Mentor for the past 30 years.
Iíve been playing bass since I was a 13 years old and started performing with local bands when I was 17-thatís a lot of years ago! As I reflect, there have been many highs and few lows but I have loved every minute of my time spent playing music.
I have had the privilege of working with many of the areaís top musicians during this time and have also had the opportunity to learn how to play all types of music, but Iím most at home playing good old rock & roll.
My biggest bass influences are Paul McCartney, James Jamerson, John Entwisle, and Ronnie Lane.
I feel fortunate to be performing with Abbey Rodeo as they are a group of fine musicians and more importantly genuinely nice people.
If you play bass, the most important band member for you should be the drummer. I appreciate the opportunity to again perform with my friend Jim Bonfanti as one could not ask for a better drummer.
You know what they say: "It's all about that bass and drums!"
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