Been playing since I was 14 years old seriously. Initially played only guitar, then moved to keyboards. Still love guitar and especially bass as well.
What was the first concert you ever went to?
1974 YES topographic Oceans tour
What are you looking for from Fandalism?
New and different music and great interpretations of music by really fantastic players and writers. I have found many here.
What gear do you use?
Fender and Epiphone
guitars, Yamaha Casio Alessis, Have had KORG, Keyboards.
Who was your biggest musical influence growing up?
Started with the BEATLES, then oddly enough, Grand Funk Railroad. Not much later Cream, Zeppelin, but Deep Purple and YES took me away. as did ELP, then KANSAS, GENESIS...
Are you in a band? Have you been in bands?
Currently in a recording project called JESTERS PROMENADE, and have been in a band called THE JDA PROJECT which is somewhat dormant these days. Prior to that was in AVALON USA and ORION, both original prog bands. Orion ALMOST got an Atlantic deal, and Avalon same thing with MCA. Close but no cigar!
If you could jam with anyone, who would it be?
I'd love to sit in with the Beatles the way Billy Preston got to do.
Also would love to take a time machine and play with ORION in our heyday again. I miss the guys, and the music, and the gigs.
What's the biggest audience you ever performed to? What's the smallest?
The biggest was about 5000 people and the smallest would be maybe 6...