drum Biography:

I started playing drums when I was 12 years old when my big brother bought an old mismatched drum set for $50.00 and said "Don't touch 'em". Since then I’ve been playing drums and involved in music in most every capacity. I studied music theory in high school and college, as well as taking classes like Concert choir and both Jazz and Concert band. I started playing nightclubs and concerts when I was fifteen and worked in Minneapolis with countless different bands and artists both live and in the studio eventually having the privilege of recording for, among others: Prince, with producer Ricky Peterson. I’ve worked extensively with Ricky over the years as a drummer/singer and as his musical director on the road. I’ve also worked on many projects with artist/producer St. Paul Peterson out at Paisley Park Studios. These guys are amazing. I worked in Minneapolis for many years until moving to Los Angeles in October of ‘96 where I’ve been contacted by artists like Boz Scaggs and Country Superstar Bryan White for touring and session work. I started touring with Bryan and LeAnn Rimes in December of '97 and have performed on drums as well as percussion on his last two LP's. I'm presently performing with Bryan in venues across the country and around the world as well as doing one offs with Sax legend David Sanborn. I currently live in the Los Angeles area and am available for touring and studio work both nationally and internationally. I read music and am equipped with acoustic, electronic, and sampling gear. For more info on recording go to my other site www.professionaldrumtracks.com. I play Yamaha Drums and Electronics, Sabian Cymbals, Remo Drumheads and use Impact Cases, and Modern Case Co. for custom road cases and am proud to be involved with such great companies as an endorser.