Music

Getting Started

    • Frank Peabody asks me to get a bass and join Tyrant
      • Start on a guitar with 4 strings until my 13th birthday
      • Dad buys me a Montoya bass and a Peavey TKO out of the WantAds
      • Met Dave DelVecchio
    • Took lessons with Hank Hazard at Hamel Music (owned by Steve Bears)
    • Played Jr High Battle of the Bands with Paul Reynolds, I believe we were called Nemesis
    • Serious jams with Bob Miron, Kevin Daniels, Jason Paulina in Chelmsford
      • Doors, Beatles, Pink Floyd, Deep Purple
      • Played Highway Star at BGHS Talent Show
      • Met Brad Dillon and Seth Colcord
    • Serious jams with Mike and Charlie in Nashua
      • Dokken, Poison, Crue
      • …oh yeah, we entered a lip sync contest and totally rocked Talk Dirty To Me 
    • Serious jams with Bill and Jim in Lowell
      • Judas Priest, Iron Maiden, Slayer
    • Serious jams with Mike and Dave Shallah, Dave DelVecchio, Dave Clark
      • Rainbow, Vandenberg, Kansas, Styx (might have some of this on cassette)
    • Serious jams with Brad Dillon and Dave DelVecchio in Chelmsford
      • Rush (I’ve got us doing YYZ and La Villa Strangiato on cassette and need to digitize this asap)
    • Capital Gain
      • Cover band, played a couple house parties, I’ve got a group photo somewhere

U-Lowell

  • KemoSabe
    • originals and covers (VH, Warrant) with Maniscalco, Lafond
    • Pierre just hooked me up with a DVD of our only club gig at Hendi’s in Dracut
  • Serious jams on the RealBook with Scott Bears
  • Took lessons with Mark Henry at U-Lowell
  • Played in the Jazz Ensemble (I think I have the performance on VHS)
  • Taught at MusicOne (formerly Hamel, under Steve Bears and Ken Lemire)
  • Ruthless Woody (with Luttrell & Oystein)
    • covered Stevie Wonder and Robin Trower
    • played some random Battle of the Bands on campus and lost to Third Rail (not the Third Rail, just some pop kids with the same name). I used this show as an opportunity to pop a fake-blood capsule in my mouth. Had been wanting to do that for a while, it was a messy non sequitur.
  • Scott Cupolo, Stevie Peabody and Steve Davis were transferring to Berklee, so I did too

Berklee

  • PlanetBe (with Carozzo, Wolstencroft, Baumer, Filler, Magic Dave)
    • covered Grateful Dead, Allman Bros, The Band
    • recorded, released and toured to support full length CD of originals
    • house band at Barnacle Bill’s on St. Thomas for a month
    • toured Colorado twice, toured East Coast down to Atlanta and back
    • shows all over New England, 200+ shows total
  • Lessons with Bruce Gertz
  • Lessons with Anthony Vitti
  • Lessons with Joe Santerre

Ever Since

  • Taught in-home lessons to a bunch of kids around town
  • A couple of shows with the Marlboro Community Orchestra (on upright)
    • conducted by Dr. Peter Cokkinias
  • Orchestra for Several Swampscott High School Music Theater shows
  • Orchestra for Aida by the North Shore Music Theater Company
  • All the Queen’s Men (Cathy, Tamora, Amanda, Christine)
    • dozens of shows, all original rock
    • multiple records released (and one full length that was not)
  • Unwelcome Wagon (Miller, Aach, Chase)
    • all original metal
    • EP CD recorded and released
  • No Bozos (Miller, Chase)
  • The Charms (Ellie, Joe, Frederick, Kat)
    • dozens of shows, all original garage rock
    • recorded “Frosty the Snowman” for Christmas with the Kranks, produced by Little Steven
    • recorded and released Pussycat, full length CD, with Richard Marr at Galaxy Park
  • Axemunkee (Cathy, Tamora, Chase, Simches)
    • dozens of shows, all original instrumental psychedelic rock
    • two full length CDs released: SideWalk Mary and Vortex
    • various TV placements (American Pickers)
  • Hot Knives (Sharrino, Miller)
    • all original hard rock
    • This is Exciting EP recorded and released on cassette and digitally
    • various TV placements (90210)

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