I was twelve when I started playing drums. My school required that all 5th graders take lessons in an instrument. I figured if I learned drums, I wouldn't have to learn to read music. Boy was I wrong...
What was the first concert you ever went to?
Aerosmith's "Just Push Play" Tour at Fiddler's Green in Denver. My best friend, Russ, bought the tickets for everyone. To the song "Fly" at the concert was the first time I ever danced with my wife.
What gear do you use?
I play on a PDP FS Series 5-piece, with a PDP Drum Rack, Paiste Cymbals and Joey Jordison Signature Snare.
What are you looking for from Fandalism?
Who was your biggest musical influence growing up?
Joey Krammer of Aerosmith and later, Mike Portnoy of Dream Theater.
Are you in a band? Have you been in bands?
Not currenlty in a band, but I've been in several.
If you could jam with anyone, who would it be?
There are so many that I don't think I could fit them all on ten pages!
What's the biggest audience you ever performed to? What's the smallest?
With the Adams State College Big Band, I played for entire auditoriums full of high schoolers while on tour to promote the College. I once play for five people at the Larimer Lounge in Denver with Reunion Drive.
You're stuck on a desert island and only get to bring one album with you. What do you pick?
Dream Theater's Greatest Hits Album. It's Dream Theater. Need I say more?