Home base Gloucester Township, NJ
Occupation Marketing manager
Gig The Hixon (Thrash metal from good ol’ South Jersey)
Basses Bernie Rico Jr. Custom Jekyll 5, G&L Signature ASAT Bass, MusicMan Stingray 5
Rig Mesa Boogie Big Block 750, SWR Megoliath cab
Effects Moog Taurus III bass pedals (and other various fun things)
Strings DR Strings Marcus Miller Fat Beams
Heroes & Inspiration John Entwistle, Andy Lalasis, Geddy Lee, Marcus Miller, Billy Sheehan, Flea, Victor Wooten, Chris Squire, Steve Harris, Tyran Porter
How did you come to play bass?
Watching Tyran Porter with the Doobie Brothers play on the sitcom What’s Happening—he was by far the coolest person in the band!
What’s a lesson you’ve learned along the way?
Have fun with it, enjoy life while you have life, mean people suck!
What are your musical goals?
Actually met a few of them—got a few endorsements, music on national radio, sold some songs across the world, played with many wonderful and talented people. My main goal is to improve my sight-reading and play all kinds of styles, I’d also like to be the bass player for Jimmy Buffett’s band every summer!
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