Live on-stage performance.
Born and raised in Toronto I began playing drums at the age of 14 years old. I was influenced by rock drumming legends like Keith Moon (The Who) & John Bonham (Led Zeppelin). As I began to learn, I took private lessons from my fathers friend playing latin rhythms, great experience but not what I would call my stairway to heaven, at the time.
While I was trying to mimic the greats, I enlisted in drum corp playing in the snare line. Thats where my playing took off to a new level. A great experience for any young drummer. The discipline & focus set a strong foundation for playing the kit.
Expanding my horizons, at the ripe young age of 16, I played in the orchestra for a number of high school musical productions, including West Side Story, Funny Girl & my all time favourite, Jesus Christ Superstar, cheers to the ’93 cast @FJR.
When I wasn’t marching in the drum line or playing show tunes I was jamming with local bands and friends. It was then, that I turned my parents basement into my recording studio. This is where I realized the magic of production. Within a year I began an internship at a major recording studio in downtown Toronto. There I got an opportunity to be an assistant engineer & produce my own music after-hours. I did some session work at the studio as well, which helped heighten my playing once again.
Since then I’ve been a student of the instrument as much as a player. I’ve played in countless bands gigging and recording.
Today, I’m playing with a group of talented and professionals. Entertaining thousands of spectators, we are Toronto’s premium live event band Saturday Night Superstars.