Where were you born?
I was born August 21, 1974 east of the bay area in a little town called, Pittsburg, which is located in the northern part of California. It was considered a very small town, but as small towns grow, Pittsburg has now became a major hub for commuters who work in San Francisco.
Do you come from a musical family?
Yes, I actually do. It all stems from my Grandmother, Adele. She was a professional organist who eventually became a music teacher. She always amazed me by the countless number of instruments that she could play. My mom, Mary, who is no longer with us, she played the piano since age 5 and also flute and piccolo. One of my cousins is a dance teacher and the other has always had some kind of connection to the music industry. She plays instruments as well and sings. I do not have anything to tell about my father’s side of the family as I didn’t know them well.
What was your very first stage appearance?
My mom got me into dancing and singing at a very young age. My first performance must have been when I was around 4 or 5 yrs old because I have pictures of that time period. I have since then, performed on stage many times. Mostly growing up I did school band concerts or dance performances. These days, I perform on stage with my band, singing and playing my bass guitar.
Which bassist do you most admire?
Well, I really hadn’t given it much thought before I became a bass guitarist, but recently, I got an opportunity to see Cliff Burton from Metallica on a You Tube video and was amazed. If I were to idol any bass player it would have to be him.
Tell us about your gear.
I have only been playing bass for about 3 years and the first year of my playing was when I was 17 and the last two years have been just recently as I decided to pick it up again and found out that I have a gift for writing music. Since I discovered my talent for writing songs, I haven’t stopped playing. I currently, use a Line 6 Lowdown 300 watt amp with a Corvette Red Yamaha Bass.
Tell us about your current band.
My current band has only been with me for about two months and we are hitting Sydney very hard on the gigging side of things. Like I said early, I haven’t been playing for years and its taken me a very long time to find a band who is committed.
What is your latest CD/album?
I currently have two singles done, one is available on ITunes Music Store called, “Got you Twisted” and the other will be available very soon called, “Set Me Free”. I am flying back to Perth August 2008 to finish recording my debut album titled, “Twisted” and hopefully will have it distributed by next year. Of course, once the album is done, it will be available to download via the internet.
My birthday is August 21st 1974. I am a Leo, but because my birthday is so close to Virgo I am also a cuspian Leo/Virgo. I am also the year of the Tiger in the Chinese Zodiac.
“Never never ever ever give up on a dream. Never ever let fear get in the way and never let any dream killers stand in your way”.