Drummer, Record Producer, Artist Manager
St. Louis, MO
As an artist, I try to share my emotional responses to music with an audience.
As a songwriter, my primary interest is in earworm tunes with the potential for mass appeal.
As a live drummer, my goal is to play like some combination of a throbbing industrial engine and a crazed animal.
As a record producer, my primary strengths are nuturing a project's mass-appeal elements, critically evaluating all the elements of a project, and speaking candidly.
As an artist manager, I offer talent in the Midwest dispassionate counsel and development with a self-sufficient DIY/indie philosophy.
I have a variety of musical interests, skills and projects. For me to be involved, a project must:
1. Resonate with me emotionally,
2. Allow me to do something I'm good at, and
3. Have the potential for some measure of mass appeal if executed properly.
My models of success are generally multi-talented musicians with unconventional career paths who are somehow involved in mass-appeal pop rock and include men like
2017-present: Doom & Disco
All original doom groove metal
Playing as live drummer.
November 12, 2017 at Fubar, St. Louis, MO
November 16, 2017 at The Heavy Anchor, St. Louis, MO
November 25, 2017 at The Sinkhole, St. Louis, MO
December 2, 2017 at Foam, St. Louis, MO
2014-present: Dirty Bombshell
All original hook-pop hard rock
To date, played 27 live shows as drummer.
Produced, engineered, mixed and drummed on self-titled debut album.
Sole songwriter of ThenD and 16 Sexteen.
Co-songwriter on rest of album.
Album art direction.
Background vocals, percussion and minor guitar work.
Outfitted new project studio with gear including mics, room treatments and interface electronics.
Tracked and mixed using REAPER digital audio workstation.
All foundation drum, bass and rhythm guitar tracks recorded simultaneously, live to tape.
Scheisse Faust, a heavy, noisy, loud twin bass attack.
Tainted Angel, a tribute to Butch Walker's sing-along rock.
Trenage Amois, electro-pop dance songs played hard and heavy.
2005-2008: Glitch Factor
All original electronic rock
Played about 7 live shows as bassist.
Pop's, Duck Room, 2 Cents Plain, Red Sea, Cicero's
Played bass on debut album "Biotech".
2001: Solar Trance
All original alternative hard rock
Played 31 live shows as drummer.
Played drums on self-titled debut album.
All drum tracks recorded live in a single day.
Album art direction.
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