I did my first talent show at 11 years of age in the sixth grade and have been stuck ever since! Although I now know I was born with it on the brain.
What was the first concert you ever went to?
I've never actually attended any major concerts although I've always wanted too!
What are you looking for from Fandalism?
Basically it's a great outlet for my music and the bonus is meeting other musicians and artist from all over the world!
What gear do you use?
I have many instruments and recording gear but of my guitars the Fender Jaguar is my fav. Guitar and the Roland VS 2480 DVD is my fav recorder.
Who was your biggest musical influence growing up?
Grand Funk, Temptations, Isley Bro's, Jimi Hindrix, but of them all I'd have to say Smokey Robinson. But then too I was a big Elvis fan as a kid. I was born in 1954 and my Mom was a dance guru while my Dad was a party animal so I've been through allot of rock and roll n soul pioneers Ray Charles, Chubby Checker, Dion, Elvis, Fats Domino, Chuck Berry The Marvelettes, Smokey and the Miracles the list is never ending and I loved them all. In later years I was a 9 year old boy going on 13 and my parents opted for the Church routine so that by 11 I was a wild child on rock and soul and by 13 I was a Jimi Hendrix enthusiast and those sort of changes still happen to this day. They're all great and there are countless numbers I've yet to discover.
Are you in a band? Have you been in bands?
I'm currently opting for the solo artist tag.
If you could jam with anyone, who would it be?
Prince and Earnie Isley (richness of tone and expression).
What's the biggest audience you ever performed to? What's the smallest?
Chillicothe Corrections Auditorium, 1000 + But one of the most memorable performance was at "One Eyed Jacks" back in 1996 when we performed two whole sets of Hendirx's songs from the "Essential Hendrix", "Smash Hits", and "Cry of Love albums that went over really well.
You're stuck on a desert island and only get to bring one album with you. What do you pick?