V I T A L S
Born: Bethlehem, PA
C U R R E N T P R O J E C T S
A P I E C E O F M Y W O R L D
Welcome to a piece of my world. I grew up in a musical family. My dad played stand up bass in a big band, and could also play a little piano by ear. My mother is a skilled pianist and organist. Put those genes together and you've got a recipe for a unique blend of traditional musical sensibilities, mixed with intuitive gifts for hearing and comprehending all facets of the musical picture.
I fought traditional piano lessons, because I didn't like to read music. When my teacher would play a piece before I learned it, I always had an easier time getting motivated to work on it, especially if it was pleasing to my ears. After quitting traditional lessons, I spent a few years pursuing the normal pre-teen stuff, baseball, basketball, video games, etc. It's important to mention that as a kid I was definitely also a radio junkie.
I've had the privilege of working with some incredibly talented artists in my career. In the past I've worked with Bob Carlisle, Allies, Susan Ashton, Mark Schultz, and Steven Curtis Chapman. More recently, I was the Musical Director and keyboardist for Kenny Loggins, and still occasionally play concerts with him. I've played several shows with Richard Marx, and currently am touring with Carrie Underwood. I also work as a musical engraver. My most notable clients are Kelly Clarkson and David Foster. I also own ClassicTributeBands.com, a collective of legacy tribute shows including 12 Against Nature (Steely Dan), Make Me Smile (Chicago), and Live From Ventura Boulevard (West Coast music '75-'85).
G E A R
Organ Rig: Korg BX-3, Leslie 145, Trek Preamp pedal
C U R R E N T G E A R C O N F I G U R A T I O N S
w/Carrie Underwood: Roland RD-800, Korg BX-3, Leslie 145, Nord Electro 4 SW73
F A V S T U F F
TV Shows: Person of Interest, Sleepy Hollow, The Americans, Gotham, Better Call Saul, Grimm, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,
12 Monkeys, The Walking Dead