I landed on this planet in 1951, & began 10 years of classical piano study with the nuns at Mount St. Joseph & St. Cecilias Convents, who I affectionately refer to as "The Sisters Of The Divine Severity" Then the 60's hit me between the eyes, & the rest is history...Low point in my career - getting head - butted by a drunk biker, while setting up my gear on stage at a gig in the 80's... High points in my career - Sitting in George Martin's A.I.R. Studio in London, UK, & being told I just missed an audition with Paul McCartney, & playing on Klaatu's "Magentalane" [Capitol/EMI] album in 1980.
BANDS I HAVE PLAYED IN, RECORDED WITH, OR SHARED A STAGE WITH [ in more or less chronological order ] : SUMAC, RAY ELLIOTT [THEM], BACON FAT, BENJAMIN, ANTHEM, MAX MOUSE & THE GORILLAS, BUZZ THOMPSON, BOBBY WATSON, DENNIS O'TOOLE, PETER CRAGG, LOOSE CHANGE, SAVOY BROWN[UK], LARRY GARNER, PHIL KUMMEL, CATFISH WILLIE, ROBERT ATYEO, THE CHOKLIT SUBWAY, RADIO SATURN, DEWEY MARTIN [BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD], TERRY BLERSH, DEMO CATES, KLAATU, DAVE BINGHAM & THE UGLY DUCKLINGS, EXP, WAYNE O'CONNOR, JIM GILBERT & VOICE [UK], JERICHO'S WALL, KEVIN CARLEY, ReDUCKS, JOE HALL, JIMMY BOWSKILL, THE PALER'S PROJECT [UK] [Procol Harum Tribute CD's]... I CURRENTLY HAVE 9 CD'S TO MY CREDIT, THEY ARE: PROVIDENCE, ZOMBIE LIMBO, LONDON CONNECTIONS, HOLY GHOSTS, DEFYING GRAVITY, WORLD ANTHEM, RITES OF PASSAGE, FOOLISH EARTHLINGS, & MY NEW ALBUM - WE LOVE YOU...ALSO, GO TO: www.youtube.com/user/bertokia TO SEE THE VIDEO FOR "Look No Further" [ VISUALIZED BY VIDEOGRAPHER S.D.CISCO ] FROM THE WORLD ANTHEM CD... BEWARE! BERTOKIA MUSIC WILL CARVE DEEP BLUE RIPPLES IN THE TISSUES OF YOUR MIND!