I continue to perform as a "Hired Gun" adding my talents to a variety of groups in the south Florida and New York City areas. You can see me with ORANGE SUNSHINE, my pet project which pays tribute to music of important years in music & society, focusing on the 60's. I created the group with 4 other talented players starting with Rob Alter, one of the pros I met in the post U.P. era. Check out their web site too!!
You can also catch me with The Five Boroughs, one of south Florida's premiere DooWop groups or with Baker Act (doing party rock), Blaize & Alter (Blues/Americana), The Boogie Brothers, Silver Wing, 33 Years, Burgundy Vibe, The Bobby Nathan Band, V-Rod, Rock House, Rumor Has It, The World Famous Low Tides, Smuggling Yo Yo's (classic rock groups) or The Urban Blues Express. But look around the stage because I might be on bass, keyboards, drums or guitar, you never know! And there's always the possibility of catching me as a solo act playing acoustic and doing some of the James Taylor tunes I love so much!
When I'm in New York, I have the pleasure of performing with my mentor Ronnie Tourso as well as reuniting with many of my NYC musician friends. It's usually for a benefit. October is with Ronnie for his scholarship fund in honor of alumni from McClancy HS that died in the 9/11 disaster. You may also catch me with Rich Rollo and Sal Restivo, former HS classmates of mine from Mater Christi doing benefits for the Knights of Columbus or the DIHR project in Harlem. We play there as The Rockets and the benefit is at the Cotton Club. A nice place of musical history to put on my musical resume!
A few years ago I had the pleasure of joining Bill Pascali in his group The Ghosts of Rock and Roll in the Lakeland, Florida area with the fabulous Jaybo Key on guitar & Pug Baker on drums. Bill had been the voice of Vanilla Fudge taking over for Mark Stein from 1999 to 2006 and just finished a stint covering keys & vocals for The New Rascals (with Dino Danelli, Gene Cornish).
In the Ft. Lauderdale area you might see me in a group called Burgundy Vibe. It gives me a chance to play with Rod Kohn on guitar, Andy G. on drums and singer Ed Terry when he's in Florida. We've been joined recently by Mark Leach (aka Muggy Doo). Mark and Rod were members of Buddy Miles Express. It's a treat to makeexciting music with these guys!
Like I said:
"It's been a helluva ride...
And it ain't over yet!!"