Coming on October 25, my new fun band project, Forum, will make its debut at Ironsmoke Distillery in Fairport NY. We play lotsa cool tunes where we can stretch out and really play – such as Toto – Steve Lukather/Los Lobotomys/Rival Sons/Kenny Wayne Shepherd, and lots more great stuff! Check us out on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/forumband/ and on Instagram @forum_band_rochester!
I’ve had the honor of being asked by Matt Crouse of “Working Drummer” Podcast to shoot a short instructional video, to be available exclusively to their Patreon subscribers of their show. I’m working on it as we speak and it will available on their site soon! In the meantime, check out my interview with Matt from 2018 on the Podcast page of my website -and, go check out all of the other interviews they’ve done with many great drummers on iTunes, or wherever you get your podcasts!
I’ve just put together a new promo video, which highlights my years with Lou Gramm. It’s now uploaded to my YouTube page. It is available for public use for anyone needing to have promo material for hiring me for a gig. I’ve also uploaded the most recent “Name That Tune” episodes that I’ve been too lazy in posting – lol!
Recently I appeared on an episode of the “Carnival of Randomness” podcast entitled “Drumming Up A Podcast, Episode 1”. I, along with drummers Dave Cohen and Greg Andrews, had a blast talking drums and music in general with hosts Rob Schwartz and Zach Opsitnick. Check it out on the Podcast page!
A fun day of intense drum rudiments (or, as much fun as one can have doing drum rudiments for an extended period of time- lol) with Johnny Misso at his Extreme Drum and Groove School! It was a fun video shoot-Johnny was a great host- I’m looking forward to checking out the final results!
It was a great time recently at Ironsmoke Distillery participating in the All-Star Jam on April 25! Lotsa great people and musicians were there. We jammed some classic Deep Purple, Joe Walsh, and Bad Company. Great venue – hope to do it again sometime.
Hey guys – my latest interview, with Jamie Eads of The Drum Shuffle, is now up on the Podcast – Interview page. I had a great time with Jamie, even though I was battling the flu. Go check it out!
Hey kids! I’m having fun shooting various videos for a new series on my social media accounts called “Name That Tune” – which has started to air already. Some will be easy to guess, some hard. They’ll be recognizable beats and drum fills from famous artists – either one beat per episode, or “medleys” of beats. Either way, lets have fun!
This past weekend at NAMM was a blast! Just the fact that for a few day I escaped the freezing cold of Western NY (only to return to it afterwards…) was a bonus. It was great to meet up with my sponsors and musical buddies that I haven’t seen in months, or in some cases since last year’s NAMM, as well as meet a bunch of the musicians that I admire. Catching a couple of shows and socializing at the Hilton Hotel with all of the musicians is a given tradition that we all do. A special bonus for me was to hang with my fellow Lou Gramm bandmates Michael Staertow and Scott Gilman – I miss playing and hanging with those guys now that Lou retired his band. NAMM has successfully charged up my batteries for 2019 – I’ve had some talks with people about various projects – and we will see what the future brings!
It’s that time of year again – time to head to Los Angeles/Anaheim to be a part of the biggest and baddest show in the music industry. I’ll be stopping by the booths of all of my sponsors, with a special shout out to Regal Tip, who hooks me up with my pass each year. I’m also looking forward to catching up with friends in the biz that I haven’t seen in a while. A great way to start off 2019!