I have been dazzling audiences with my "solo" project for 0ver 10 years.
I first started playing guitar by "accident" when I snuck into my brothers room
and quietly tinkering around with his old Hagstrom 6 string.
But I knew I was busted when I broke a string. He then made me buy another string
(I had to wash dishes for a week to come up with the 75 cent string!)
So I installed the string and kept right on playing and never looked back.
I was in my first band at age 14. Suede was the power trio's name playing VFWs
and school dances. By the time I was 18 we took our next band into the studio and competed
in a local radio station's "Homegrown" program featuring local bands doing original music.
Although the band EDEUS (Suede spelled backwards) didn't walk away a winner, it set the
stage for my future endeavors. By the time I was 20, I was touring the Midwest playing hotel chains. Although it was very short lived I had networked connections that led to my appreciation of the electronic era of the 80's. The Results toured the coal regions of Pennsylvania.
At that time I had started putting together a project recording studio together and continued to write for my own enjoyment was even getting airplay by local college radio stations.
From the mid 80's I pretty much hung up the guitar for the day job but still offered recording services.
In 2002 I was getting itchy to play again and noticed that many bars and restaurants were hiring solo musicians to entertain their patrons and I always wanted to do a solo project!
SO I put a set list of songs together that would appeal to all audiences.
Classic Rock, oldies, todays pop and country. I use a looper to added rhythm guitar so I can solo as well as a harmonizer to fill the sound out. I recently added a drum machine to give the sound some groove!
After 2 years of touring the east coast , I proudly call the Tampa Bay area home.