I’ve always had a love for music. One of my earliest memories
was watching The Beatles on The Ed Sullivan Show. I remember because I fell down a flight of stairs in the rush to make it to the
I first studied music, violin, while in the middle school; I made
it to “second chair.” In high school I played the trumpet, I sucked at it,
but was able to master sporting event favorites like “CHARGE” and that NY Rangers hit “POTVIN SUCKS” (Actually I got to work with Denis Potvin years later, he was very cool).
While in high school, my parents got me my first bass guitar and
some lessons. I started playing in groups in the neighborhood and in
college and even after I graduated, mostly bar and wedding bands. Some of those musicians are still some of my best friends (I wish they still played more often.) By the end of the 80’s I packed it in only to come out of retirement in 2004. Now I can enjoy playing with new friends and some of the most talented and patient musicians you can find.
My bass guitar heroes include Paul McCartney & James
In memory of Toots.