It all started in 1963 with Ringo and the boys, an exciting period of musical history that changed and
shaped many lives, mine included, forever! This 45+ year passion reveals a
wealth of both musical and personal experiences including a year spent
starving and laughing in England touring and recording original music with
"Sails" and my long-time musical "brother" Rob Wright, an extended stay at
the famous Horseshoe
Tavern opening for the best country acts that Nashville had to offer,
touring Canada and the USA with Canadian Country Music Legend Tommy Hunter
and rock showband Jason and how can I ever forget playing virtually every
Holiday Inn on the Bud Matton circuit, waking up in the morning, looking
around and having absolutely no idea what town I was playing in that week!
Relocating to the East of Toronto in the early 80's led to gigs with
regional acts such as Kevin Kelly and Par 4, Felony, house gigs with John
McGee at the Genosha Hotel before the strippers took over and a stint at
the Corral with Roy Penney and Shotgun backing up just about anybody that
could strum E, F and G!
Changing musical times and boredom necessitated becoming a "Hired Gun"
or as some have affectionately dubbed me "The Drum Slut". I also had the
good fortune to join B&J Music in 1997, a well respected wholesale musical
instrument company based in Mississauga. As the Percussion Products
Manager for Canada, such top percussion lines as Zildjian, Gretsch,
Premier, Gibraltar, Drumframe,Toca and recently LP Percussion are
represented from coast to coast. Yes my friends, it's drums 24/7!
Also, original tunes and a new CD release with Root, Blues with Barney Adams Band, classic rock and cold beer with
my buddies in Jukebox, country gigs with Johnny Burke and Eastwind, Bill
Johnson and Sweet Country, Al Brisco and Blue Steel, Tom Mark and Stetson.
To all my friends and acts that I haven't mentioned, please don't be
offended as the list is just too long! There's no end in sight thank
goodness, what a terrific way to go through your life, doing something you
love surrounded by the greatest musical friends that anyone could ever
possibly ask for.