I recall first picking up a pair of drumsticks from before age 8. Thanks to music-loving parents, i was exposed to all styles, from rock ‘n roll to jazz, standards to rhythm and blues, big band to big show. Lessons soon followed, then a self-admitted man-crush on Buddy Rich. Finally, as an adult, i was fortunate enough to call myself a full-time musician.
As an original member of the retro rock super-group Lil' Elmo & The Cosmos, me and the band were fortunate enough to share stages and open shows for Three Dog Night, The Beach Boys, Sheila E., The Righteous Brothers. Throughout the past three decades, with the band, i have played at the L.A. County Fair, Las Vegas Casinos such as Caesar’s Palace and corporate gigs in Norway, Hong Kong and France. Yes, Lil Elmo & The Cosmos were one of those bands who played at Disneyland’s “Tomorrowland Terrace,” riding up to the audience in an elevated stage from below Tomorrowland. As a solo artist, i have played drums for the legendary Chuck Berry and for various other artists. I also continue to play with Lil Elmo & The Cosmos and still frequents local jam sessions, where i often sit in with some of the San Fernando Valley’s long-time and best-loved musicians.
I am 40-year resident of the San Fernando Valley, sharing my home with my wife, an orange striped cat and a loud-mouthed pink Moluccan Cockatoo. I am also an uncle to 9 nieces and nephews ranging from age 1 to 36, and one grand-niece. I am currently playing with Lil' Elmo & The Cosmos at several venues, including The Tropicana Laughlin in Laughlin NV, and recently played three nights at the 27th Annual Hot August Nights Car Show in Reno, Nevada!The band now also plays at The Colorado Belle Casino in Laughlin NV, The Avi Casino Resort, Laughlin NV and The Tropicana Casino/Laughlin NV. We have also played at The Casablanca Hotel/Casino in Mesquite. We have also worked for The Good-Guys National Car Shows. We opened up the Las Vegas Lounge Market again and will be appearing in at least three different Casinos, including Arizona Charlies, The Rampart Casino and The Silver 7's Casino,as well as Sam's Town Casino! Plus, we have played at The Hon-Dah Casino in Pinetop, Arizona! We have also played at Buffalo Bills Casino in Primm, Nevada.