- Grammy Winning Bassist and Singer formerly with EVANESCENCE, THIN LIZZY , CHRIS POLAND OF MEGADETH & OHM, RONNIE MONTROSE, Etc:)))
Genre(s)Rock Pop Alternative Americana Dance Funk Instrumental Metal R&B/Soul
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Having been influenced by a musical family, I began singing at age five. I started teaching myself bass at age fourteen when I was inspired by Various artists in Rock, Prog Rock, Blues, R&B, and Funk and Fusion music. I studied Music theory with Schuyler Collins from the Berkley School of Music, and Voice with Master Vocal technician Nikki Cukor in New York. For several years I played bass and was lead vocalist for several top drawing bands on the east coast club circuit. I then decided to move on to Los Angeles, to further pursue my music career. I was one of the TOP TEN BASSISTS picked by BILLY SHEEHAN for the MUSICIAN'S INSTITUTE Scholarship Contest. I then attended the well-known school, not only graduating at the top of the class with the VOCATIONAL HONORS AWARD, but also receiving the HUMAN RELATIONS AWARD at M.I. in 1995.
This led me to assistant teaching and private instruction at Musician's Institute. Reputation and experience led me to audition and play with DWEEZIL ZAPPA, VONDA SHEPARD from TV's "Allie McBeal" and MEGADETH'S, CHRIS POLAND, with whom I recorded the instrumental Rock/Funk/Jazz/Fusion record called, "CHASING THE SUN". (Available @ WWW.GROOVEYARDRECORDS.COM and CHRISPOLAND.COM). Having caught the attention of label exec FRED BROWN at WARNER BROTHERS I was referred to work with other artists such as STAN WHITTAKER, (former guitarist/vocalist for Peter Gabriel and Happy The Man) which led to form the awesome Power Rock/Pop trio SPIRIT NOISE. Since I was Bassist & Lead Singer with Rock Legend Guitarist RONNIE MONTROSE, worked WARNER BROS recording artist, TRACY DAWN, alternative L.A. rock band, PUSH (PUSHTHEBAND.COM), and co-produced and arranged & played bass on the album "BURNIN" for ELIZABETH WILLS with producer CHRIS VANTASSEL.
I recorded and co-produced an EP with the band WORLDS APART with producer BARRY FAZMAN of TV’s “FAME” series, recorded the album "CONFESSIONS" with the band JADED featuring Tina Yothers of TV’s “Family Ties”, and recorded the album "GOOD VIBRATIONS" with L.A.'s Rock/Reggae/Rap/Pop Band SHAKA BUKU (ShakaBuku.com). I also Co-wrote & Recorded songs with Singer/Songwriter JAMIE GREEN for her new album "TRUCE" by (named by L.A. Music Awards as Best Unsigned Artist).I then worked with Producer DAVE FORTMAN & recorded Bass for the album "FALLEN" by EVANESCENCE, of which the single "BRING ME TO LIFE" was #1 on BILLBOARD's MODERN ROCK Chart.
I received two Grammy Certifications for ”FALLEN" which was Nominated for 5 Grammys & Won TWO GRAMMYS FOR BEST ROCK PERFORMANCE & BEST NEW ARTIST AT THE 46TH ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS IN FEB. 2004 AND HAS SOLD OVER 14 MILLION COPIES WORLD WIDE. Read More @ GRAMMY.COM. Two tracks from "FALLEN" are also on the soundtrack of MARVEL’S comic book movie "DAREDEVIL" starring Ben Affleck. I was also the most recent Bassist for the Quintessential Rock Band THIN LIZZY from 2006 to 2008 playing with World Renowned Guitarist & Singer JOHN SYKES, Amazing original Thin Lizzy guitarist SCOTT GORHAM & Rock Drumming Legend TOMMY ALDRIDGE.Then in 2009 played Bass and Keyboards for JASON BONHAM formerly of BONHAM, FOREIGNER & LED ZEPPELIN.My current recording projects include : AFTK – A FAREWELL TO KINGS Prog-Rock Single “HUCK FINN” and coming Album featuring BRIAN TICHY on Drums from WHITESNAKE, BILLY IDOL and FOREIGNER, WALTER INO of SURVIVOR on Guitar and JONATHAN SINDLEMAN On Keys from The late, great KEITH EMERSON BAND. Also I’m recording A new Record with DEAR SOULS, An Allstar Band comprised of FRANK SIMES, Musical Director of THE WHO on Guitar, SIMON DANIELS on Vocals form AUTOGRAPH, and CHRIS MOORE on Drums from ROCK OF AGES.
Recently I also recorded Lead Vocals for Austrian Drumming phenom, THOMAS LANG’S, Album “PROG-POP”out now on iTunes. I recently started AudioVision Music LLC, A Music Composition and Production Company for TV/Film, Videogames, Radio Commercial Imaging and Songwriting.