Have been singing since the Sunday School choir days but always was a table top drummer too. At the age of 35 I decided to buy a set of drums and taught myself to play by drumming along with my favourite rock songs. A year later I was playing in a band on weekends in the local bars around Ontario and still do.
What was the first concert you ever went to?
The Beatles concert. Maple Leaf Gardens in 1964? Couldn't hear them for all the screaming.
What gear do you use?
Presently using Pearl Maple shells in silver lacquer with Sabian and Zildjian cymbals. My Black Panther snare is my favourite piece.
Who was your biggest musical influence growing up?
When I was a child I loved listening to and singing along with my mom's Al Jolson records and as a teen Elvis, The Beatles, Burton Cummings (The Guess Who), CCR, and Chicago. My favourite guitarist is Terry Kath. Drummers Danny Serephine, Kenny Arnoff and Charlie Watts.
Are you in a band? Have you been in bands?
Still play shows with a band called Night Flyte and with my band I started in 1987 called SNAFU. We play classic rock, Old time R&R, R&B and Country.
If you could jam with anyone, who would it be?
You're stuck on a desert island and only get to bring one album with you. What do you pick?
Chicago Transit Authority just because it has the greatest drumming and guitar compositions that I could listen to for hours and hours. In fact I have for over 40 years!