I was 16 when I began playing with local guys at school. It was Classic rock stuff like Stones, Hendrix, CCR, Grateful Dead, and originals. I consider 60s and 70s rock to be the bedrock of drumming development. It's like the periodic table of drumming.
What are you looking for from Fandalism?
Would like to collaborate with our musicians and check out other's work.
What was the first concert you ever went to?
First concert was a local rock band at church camp. They played "Freebird," and they played it well. It's all a blur since then. The first big concert experience I remember is Rush in 1984.
What gear do you use?
Crush Acrylic drums, Yamaha electronic, mix of Zildjian and Sabian cymbals. Tama hardware and pedals.
Who was your biggest musical influence growing up?
I was heavily influenced by alternative 80s bands, which means bands that were odd even my 80s standards. I have a background in classic rock with a shameless love of jazz and fusion (whatever that means) thrown in. I also like some metal. It's a mix.
Are you in a band? Have you been in bands?
and little side jam projects.
What's the biggest audience you ever performed to? What's the smallest?
The cumulative audience over the years has been enough to keep me going.
You're stuck on a desert island and only get to bring one album with you. What do you pick?
K-Tels "the Hot Ones" with Yvonne Elleman singing "If I can't have you...:"