Singing, playing guitar, being involved in anything musical
has been my ambition and passion for the past 30 years.
I began playing guitar at eight years of age, learning songs
from the top 40 radio stations. Being with friends,
playing music, meeting girls, I have no regrets,
and lots of great memories.
I sing lead or harmony vocals with a tenor voice, smooth,
rich, with good intonation and a natural vibrato.
I am able to sight read staff music, chord charts or create
charts from recordings. I have compiled a substantial
music library over the years and always have it available
to play a special song or request. Playing music that people
enjoy really gives me personal satisfaction in what I do.
For a number of years I studied as vocal music major in
college performing operettas and musicals, while also
working in nighclubs in the Phoenix/Scottsdale area.
Later on I worked as a singing waiter with a musical
group called "The Barnstormers" at the Windmill Dinner
Theater in Scottsdale, Arizona. During the 80's I was
fortunate enough to record a double album of spirit
filled Christian music.
I am a proficient guitar player, comfortable on
classical, steel string, or electric guitar. I'm also a
great upright or electric bass player, and now my new
favorite, ukulele. Through my 20's and early 30's
I supported myself performing for nightclubs and many
private/corporate functions, playing guitar/bass,
working alone, as a duet, trio, or with a band.
I practice daily, and record at home in my small studio.
Having a diverse talent I get calls to perform at weddings,
funerals, senior care facilities, public venues, and
private events. I also play and sing with a variety of bands.
I've collected a substancial amount of music gear over
the years; a nice sound system, lighting gear, guitar
and bass rigs, many guitars and basses. I do most of my
own repair and maintenance, tending to find used
gear and refurbish it.
Staying grounded, keeping my priorities in focus, beginning
each day with a positive attitude, and thanking God for my
blessings are my primary goals. I'm an easy goin' guy,
always aiming to please, open to the ever changing
entertainment arena, hoping my musical talents will
be appreciated, and ready to do what I love to do
best... play music.