I started playing on an old Yamaha classical model that my dad had taken lessons on when I was eight. My hands were too small for the fat neck, so I quit after about a week. I tried again when I was ten and my hands were a little bigger, and Iâ€™ve been playing ever since. I had my first live performances in church, playing for Mass when I wasnâ€™t being an altar boy. I bought my first electric (Kramer Striker, woohoo!!) when I was twelve, with money I saved from my paper route. I never really learned to add 2 and 2 (5, maybe?), but I received quite the musical education while reading guitar magazines in math classes, etc.
I studied a little music theory in college, but majored in Political Science. I have had a ton of different jobs (paper boy, pizza shop employee, library shelving clerk, actor, voice over artist, lighting designer, grocery store kick-around, laborer, sound engineer, customer service rep, insurance policy analyst, and probably a dozen other things I donâ€™t even remember), but Iâ€™ve always come back to playing music. I have always been in bands; some good, some bad, some worse, but theyâ€™ve always been a good time.
My roots are in blues, rock and metal, but since I come from good Irish stock (Up Galway!) the Irish music was always there in some form or another. I never really paid much attention to it growing up, but now that Iâ€™m a little older, I guess I have come full circle. I know I am in the right place, anyway. I have never harbored dreams of being the lead singer, so I think itâ€™s kind of funny that thatâ€™s where Iâ€™ve ended up. I do enjoy it a lot now so I guess allâ€™s well there!
I formed WCB with Geno in 2005, and weâ€™ve been playing hard ever since. I love playing live, and I love the feeling you get from playing to a crowd thatâ€™s really into it. Hopefully bigger and better things are on our horizon, so weâ€™ll keep working hard!
When not playing music, I enjoy time with family and friends, supporting my Pittsburgh sports teams, playing hurling with our local club the Twin Cities Robert Emmets, and sleeping.
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