I've been playing drums since I was 8 years old. I knew I wanted to be a musician/entertainer ever since I saw KISS on television when I was 3 years old.
What was the first concert you ever went to?
The first real concert I ever attended was DeGarmo & Key and Petra in 1986 at the North Hall Auditorium in Memphis, TN. I went with my family and we had front row seats. The crowd rushed to the front of the stage duting D&K's set and I couldn't see anything. A securtiy guard pushed me to the front. I stood there with my hands folded just watching while the crowd was going crazy around me. For a 10 year old's first concert, it was very awkward.
What gear do you use?
I play a set of Pearl Master Series drums, but my old yellow set of '89 Pearl Exports still has my heart. For bass I play an Ernie Ball Music Man. I also have an Ibanez I'm very fond of. I do most of my writing on a Takamine acoustic bass. I've used it live a few times in unplugged sets as well as a couple of television appearances.
What are you looking for from Fandalism?
I've seen some familiar faces here and a lot of people sighting Lordchain as an influence. That is an honor beyond words. I'm here to do what I normally do... try to have fun.
Who was your biggest musical influence growing up?
My biggest influence starting off as a child was KISS. Loved the music, the album covers, live performances on TV when I had the rare chance to see them. I even loved KISS Meets the Phantom. Later on I found Petra, Bloodgood, Saint, Tourniquet, Deliverance and other Christian rock and metal bands.
Are you in a band? Have you been in bands?
I'm a founding member of Lordchain. We play Christian hard rock and metal. I play in Step Cousin, which is a Christian thrash ans technical speed metal band. I'm also in Search For Sight. We play a style of classic rock/folk rock.
If you could jam with anyone, who would it be?
Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons
What's the biggest audience you ever performed to? What's the smallest?
Smallest? Oh, I've cleared out some venues almost completely. Largest? I guess 500+. Being a weekend band we never toured stadiums.
You're stuck on a desert island and only get to bring one album with you. What do you pick?
The Neal Morse Band - The Similitude of a Dream. I've listened to it at least a hundred times from start to finish and it never gets old. I'm always hearing new dynamics that jump out at me. It's the closest thing I've ever heard to a modern day masterpiece of audio perfection.