Arch was born and raised in Amarillo, Texas. He started playing the piano at age 4. Arch would be considered a prodigy or virtuoso! As the years passed Arch also taught himself to play four other instruments. It was at Fritz’s, in Amarillo, where Arch made his professional debut on a piano signed by Liberace, at 19 years old. He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from Texas Tech in Lubbock, Texas.
Since then, Arch’s performance reputation, and music leadership has taken him to many cities across the United States as well as New Zealand and the Netherlands. He has performed for over 5 million people worldwide! Each performance, unique unto itself, takes his audience on a musical journey that only a handful of entertainers in the world are capable of accomplishing. Arch has an incredible ability to communicate with each individual in his audience.
Arch has three (all original) CDs. His first CD "Piano Talk" was released in 2000. Arch's second CD, "Back Seat Oracle" was released in late 2003, to rave reviews. Arch just finished his third CD "Chemistry" which is newly released as of November 2008.
Arch has written several songs over the years and is still adding to his growing arsenal of original material. His lyrics and music are from his heart and soul. On "Piano Talk" & "Back Seat Oracle", Arch performs all voices and instruments. With "Chemistry" (Arch included a few friends). Arch takes pride in rejecting the use of samplers and sequencers. That means one track at a time, Arch says he prefers to do it old school… play it!
Arch’s message in Back Seat Oracle:
"The Oracle comes in many shapes & sizes". Enjoy! Arch.