• Drummer for more than 40 years.

  • Realized I had some drum talent at the age of 10 (5th grade) when I could play Wipeout (by the Ventures) on the school cafeteria tables.  Click on link for fun!

  • My favorite non-drumming instrument to play (bang on) is the steering wheel.

 

  • Still playing with my high school best friend, guitarist and singer - Joe Timpone.

 

  • Got my first drumkit, a set of used Rogers for $150, back in 1972.

 

  • Since my mom forbade me to play (learn) the drums while she was home, I quickly learned how to play them when she was out at Bingo.

 

  • Played in garage bands, classic rock bands, and praise (worship) bands.

 

  • Biggest thing I learned when I started playing in bands was how to keep "real time." Still learning how to do that better!

 

  • My favorite groupie - my wife and best friend, Mary.

 

  • My favorite song to play at gigs is "Brown-Eyed Girl" by Van Morrison (for Mary).

 

  • Hardest (and best) song to play, still today, is Rock N Roll by Led Zeppelin.