I started formal music lessons on my Gramma's Hammond B3 when I was 8 years old.
What was the first concert you ever went to?
I went to see the Syndicate of Sound perform their massive jingle jangle 1967 hit song "Hey Little Girl" at the Jacksonville Beach Civic. The intense music, along with the 2.5 beers I consumed beforehand, resulted in my being incarcerated for underage intoxication before the 1st set ended. I have never been the same since.
What are you looking for from Fandalism?
Inspiration from good players & artists
What gear do you use?
1987 Paul Reed Smith Guitar
Line 6 Variax Guitar
Line 6 Variax Bass
Line 6 HELIX
Alvarez Thin-line Acoustic Guitar
Ibanez Thin-line Classical Guitar
Sigma Martin Acoustic Bass
Axiom 61 Controller Keyboard
Who was your biggest musical influence growing up?
I started with the Beatles & Stones...& I'm still digging newer bands like the Black Keys, Jack White, Ghost, Tool, Rammstein & Nine Inch Nails.
Are you in a band? Have you been in bands?
I played several instruments in school orchestra, as well as organ for church as a youngster.
I was in a garage band in San Diego with Stewart Copeland from the Police in the early '70s.
I played bass, synthesizers, & sang next to Mick Mars of Motley Crue fame for over 1,000 gigs in our '70s bands Whitehorse & Video Nu-R. We lived together in a big, decrepit rock n' roll mansion in Hollywood for many years.
I toured all over the West Coast, & played at all the Hollywood showcase clubs like the Starwood, Whiskey, Troubadour, & Gazzarri's.
I worked, jammed, recorded, performed with, or sold gear to, many of the famous LA / MTV bands of the '70s & '80s while living & working in LA.
I left the music industry in 1990 to pursue a career as a builder & designer of custom swimming pools in Los Angeles. Later, I became a real estate broker & investor.
I now compose & record my original music in my home studio for the pure artistry of it.