I started life like most humans, covered in placenta and with minimal motor skills. It was not long before I learned how to use both hands and feet as a groove-oriented drummer in a variety of bands across the Boston music scene. With over 37 years of experience, I’ve been playing drums longer than doing anything else.
Name a Boston venue and I’ve likely played it – several times. From high above Boston at the Top of the Hub lounge to the basement of the Rathskeller. From the Wetlands in NYC to a wedding at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, I’ve played it. From the upscale vibe of the Social Restaurant in Newton to the beloved beer-soaked dive bar The Woodshed on Cape Cod, I’ve played it.
During the glory years of Allston Rock City in the ‘90s, I was in a power rock/funk trio that headlined The Paradise Rock Club, The Middle East and Local 186 (formerly Bunratty’s and currently The Wonder Bar) on several occasions. I was also the drummer for the house band at Harper’s Ferry (now Brighton Music Hall) and on one particular evening accepted a $600 tip from the hand of Darius Rucker.
I currently perform regularly in and around the greater Boston area with The Boston Naturals, Jodi Heights, Laura Vecchione, Elisabeth Hoffman and One Moe Time as well as the occasional cold call to fill in for bands at a moment’s notice. There’s not much I love more than being on a stage and behind a set of drums with top notch musicians making art. It’s what thrives me, keeps me young and gives me something to constantly look forward to. Some of my best friendships were made through music and I wouldn’t trade that for the world.