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DOB: 6/23/64

Started drumming at: Age 9

Taught by: Ronnie Rieterman

Influences: Buddy Rich, Gene Krupa, Chick Webb, Keith Moon, Ringo Starr, John Bonham, Ginger Baker, Al Jackson, Mitch Mitchell

Listens to: 60s garage, Swing, Jazz, old Country, Surf, Rockabilly, Polka, Buck Owens

Played with: Aquabees, Several Species, Creatures, St. John’s Alliance, Nick DeBellis, Original Sins, Buddy B Band, Steel Creek, and now The Villas

I first got turned on the The Beatles by an older brother and from there it took off. I collected every album by every 60s Rock group there was. Later on I discovered Jazz and Garage music. I started playing in bands at 13. Anyone who owned an instrument at my school was fair game and I was in a band immediately. My first drum kit was a 1950s WFL. I currently own three vintage drum kits, a 1962 Gretch, a 1964 Ludwig Downbeat kit and a 1968 Ludwig Classic in black oyster pearl. I eventually started teaching drums and have had a few students over the years.

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