Born May 3rd 1980. Start playing drums at age 4. Brought up playing country/gospel in the 80’s before a teenager. The 90’s brought heavier music and a love for racing motocross which slowed musicianship down from the ages of 15-25. Age 25, started back playing in all types of bands including cover bands. Influences stem from the 70’s all the way to today’s music. Led Zeppelin and John Bonham were a huge influence at an early age. Growing up in the 80’s and 90’s developed ears that loved bands like Metallica, Guns n Roses, ACDC, Pantera, and Slayer to name a few.
DRUMMING INFLUENCES: John Bonham, Shannon Larkin, Dave Lombardo, Vinnie Paul, Dave Groul, Mike Portnoy, Danny Carrey, Carter Beauford and Stewart Copland.
HONORABLE MENTIONS FOR BANDS TO JAM TO: Gojira, Nirvana, Misfits, Tool, Dead Kennedy’s, Social Distortion, White Zombie, Meshuggah, Iron maiden, Machine Head, Korn, In Flames, Opeth, Lamb of god, Slipknot, Stone temple pilots, Sublime, Tom Petty, Behemoth, NIN, Dark Funeral, Devil Driver, Doors, Radiohead, Clutch, Gorillaz, Krisiun, Lorna Shore, Mastodon, Jimmy Hendrix, Sound Garden, Slipknot, Muse, Arctic Monkeys, Black Keys, Lumineers, The Cult, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Queen, Sturgill Simpson, The Black Crows, White Stripes, Jonny Cash, Blind Melon, Killer be Killed, Sepultura, Trivium, Motley Crew, CCR, MegaDeath, Chemical Brothers, Static X, System of a Down, The Offspring, Beastie Boys, any country before 1994, as well as many others.
OTHER FAVORITES/INTEREST: street bikes, motocross, piano, guitar, Mexican food, outdoor festivals, beach, lake, mountains, and any football game. Appreciates ALL types and genres of music. Just depends on the mood of the day.