Pro Musician & Composer & Producer
Having been influenced by a musical family, I began
singing at age five. I started teaching myself bass at age fourteen when I was
inspired by various artists in Rock, Prog Rock, Blues, R&B, and Funk and
Fusion music. I studied music theory with Schuyler Collins from the Berkley
School of Music, and voice with master vocal technician Nikki Cukor in New
One of ten bassists picked by Billy Sheehan for the Musicians Institute
Scholarship Contest I then attended and graduated
at the top of the class with the Vocational Honors Award and
the Human Relations Award in 1995, then began teaching
at MI. Reputation and experience led
me to audition and play with Dweezil Zappa, Vonda Shepard from TV's "Allie
McBeal" and Megadeth's Chris Poland, with whom I recorded the
instrumental Rock/Funk/Jazz/Fusion record called "Chasing The Sun". Having caught the attention of label exec Fred Brown at Warner Bros, I was referred to work with other artists such as Stan Whittaker (former guitarist/vocalist for Peter Gabriel and Happy The Man) which led to form the band Spirit Noise. I was Bassist & Lead Singer with Guitarist Ronnie Montrose. I worked with Warner Bros recording artist, Tracy Dawn, and co-produced and played on the album
"Burnin" for Elizabeth Wills with producer Chris Van Tassel, at Cello Studios (East West Studios).
I recorded and co-produced an EP with the band
Worlds Apart with producer Barry Fazman of TV's ”Fame" series, recorded the album "Confessions"with the band Jaded featuring Tina Yothers of TV’s “Family Ties” and recorded
the album "Good Vibrations" with L.A.'s Rock/Reggae/Rap/Pop Band
Shaka Buku. I also Co-wrote & Recorded songs with
Singer/Songwriter Jamie Green for her new album "Truce" by (named by
L.A. Music Awards as Best Unsigned Artist).
I worked with Producer Dave Fortman & recorded "Fallen" for Evanescence. The single "Bring Me To Life" was number one
on BIllboards Modern Rock Chart. I
received two Grammy certifications for ”Fallen" which was Nominated for 5 & won 2 for Best New Artist & Best Rock Performance.
I was also the bassist for the
Quintessential Rock Band Thin Lizzy from 2006 to 2008 playing with World
Renowned Guitarist & Singer John Sykes, Amazing original Thin Lizzy
guitarist Scott Gorham & Rock Drumming Legend Tommy Aldridge then in 2009
played Bass and Keyboards for Jason Bonham formerly of Bonham, Foreigner &
I recently started AudioVision Music, A Music
Production Company for TV/Film, Videogames, Radio, Commercials
Imaging and Songwriting.