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Singer/Songwriter, Composer, Multi-Instrumentalist, Professional Musician (Bass Player - all styles), Producer
Genre - Indie Pop-Rock (Linkin Park meets Gwen Stefani), Punk (Green Day), Rock, Pop, Funk, Ballads, Love songs, Christmas songs, Instrumentals, Solo Piano
BA - Penn State, BFA - CCA
I love creating and writing songs in all styles.
I've had 10 different songs place in songwriting contest (3 songs placed this past year).
3 Facts about me:
1. I'm a huge Mike Patton fan!
2. The guitar player/partner for the Missing Children band had a psychotic episode and ended up in the mental hospital.
3. The next guitar player, Tony, had an aneurysm and died on stage next to me. (We had just finished playing 'Angel' by Jimi Hendrix.)
I was signed to an Independent Recording Contract in 2000.
I have released 5 CDs. I'm currently working on my sixth CD.
My first CD -'Wants & Needs' -with the Missing Children band was nominated best Funk album of the year.
A Professional Musician - (Bass player)
- played bass for Jimi Hendrix Guitar Competition Tour, Played with Goldy McJohn - Steppenwolf's keyboardist and founding member, Played NAMM Showcases - including playing with Eddie DeGenaro, Sal Marquez (Trumpet for Buddy Rich and Frank Zappa to name a few). Played over 4,000 paid gigs
Film and TV music sync - Wonder Years Documentary, Videos - Frank Deras Photography, and Short Films
*Award Winning Songwriter -
'B-O-R-I-N-G' -Winner - Rock Category of The Great American Song Contest - 2017
'I Like You' (Punk Rock version) - Finalist - Rock Category of The Great American Song Contest - 2017
'One Thousand Lights' - Semifinalist - Song of the Year 2017
'I Like You' Remix - Finalist - Song of the Year
'My Father's Song' - Finalist - Song of the
'Give Up Me' - Semi -Finalist - Song of the Year
'I Like You' & 'Crawling' - Billboard songwriting Honorable Mention
'Have a Nice Day' - Song of the Year Finalist and honorable mention
'Just a Frog' – Song of the Year – Honorable Mention –
'Boring' – Unisong – Honorable Mention, and
Song of the Year- Honorable Mention
'Loser Magnet' – Song of the Year – Honorable Mention