Started playing pro gigs at 15 , it was in my blood, both my parents were musicians.
What was the first concert you ever went to?
The Beatles at the Hammersmith Odeon in 1964
What gear do you use?
I Own and Love Fender, Warwick, Alembic,Tacoma, Yamaha, Hofner basses. Martin, Gibson, Epiphone , Fender, and Vox guitars, My uprights - a five string full size Gotz orchestral bass , Robles 3/4 size jazz bass SWR, Trace Elliot, Gallien Krueger, EA, Epiphany, Eden, Mesa Boogie, Ampeg amps Studio: I have an Aries 16 mixer - Tannoy, JBL,and Avantone monitors, Crown power amps. I run Motu Digital Performer, Logic and Pro Tools. an Apple Pro intel Mac. + old analog 8 and 2 track Tape.
Who was your biggest musical influence growing up?
Wes Montgomery, Jimi Hendrix, James Taylor, Jobim, Jaco Pastorius, Larry Graham, Victor Wooten, Edgar Myer, The Beatles. Just listen to any of them and your hooked.
Are you in a band? Have you been in bands?
"The Gurus" www.myspace.com/thegurusband - is a funky rock band, we are working on our new album. I am a freelance musician and have played thousands of gigs, Concerts, sessions, TV, Movies, Shows, currently working regularly at Wayne Foster Entertainment.
You're stuck on a desert island and only get to bring one album with you. What do you pick?
Donny Hathaway Live, I was working a cruise ship in the early 70s and my cabin mate brought it on with him I think its the best live R+B record I ever heard, I wore the grooves out