Date of Birth: August 15, Leo
Gear: Guitars: Carvin, Diodati, Gibson, Edwards, Fernandes, Parker and Schecter.
Amps: Carvin V3, Carvin X100B-IV, Crate V-Series 1512.
Cabinets: Carvin V3 4x12 with celestion V30 speakers,
Jet City JCA24S 2x12 with Carvin GT12-16 speakers. Effects: Rocktron Intellifex, Line 6 Pod XTL, Hardwire HT6 tuner.
Influences: Criss Oliva, George Lynch, John Petrucci, John Norum, John Sykes, David Gilmour, Neal Schon.
When and why did you get into music?
I started at age 16 or 17 on the guitar, for the love of music..Then bought my first guitar with money I saved up.Cheapy no name. My first gig was with Outrage in 1983, at the Shawano County Roller Rink.
Bands: Outrage (Hard rock), Dweller (Christian progressive metal), Tempus ( Prog rock/metal) Dimension X (Prog rock/metal), HEDDA – Power metal
Albums: Dream Theater - Images & Words, Blue Murder - Blue Murder, Savatage - Gutter Ballet,
Pink Floyd - The Wall, George Lynch - Sacred Groove
Books: Guitar mags, Computer mags, Ford Mustang mags, newspaper and Internet articles.
Movies: Lord of the Rings Trilogy, Star Wars Trilogy (Episodes 4-6), "Spinal Tap", "Gone in 60 Seconds" and "The Fast and the Furious".
Favorite website: eBay. Drooling over all the gear I can’t buy!
Quote & Philosophy: “We are the music-makers, and we are the dreamers of dreams." – Willy Wonka
Most Interesting Job: Still working it. The phone company.
Iíve been a lineman ,copper splicer, electronics tech, and fiber optics splicer.
Very interesting work.