They say drummers don't typically make good CDs. I've never believed that. This CD is just a couple songs that I put together with the the help of Bill Heck a few years ago that I am releasing in the interim while I am working on my new solo CD.
I began playing drums independently in 6th grade. In the mid-90’s I met guitarist Bill Heck www.billheck.com (who’s CD is also available on CDBABY). In fact, I played drums on two of the tracks Bill used on his CD. Bill and I had many great times writing original tunes. We released a self-produced CD called, “Always the Quiet Ones” that was mainly distributed only to close friends and those in the know.
After Bill and I stopped playing together due to scheduling conflicts, I picked up guitar because I realized that there was more bouncing around in my head than just drum beats. I just needed a way to voice those musical thoughts; which I am currently doing on my new CD.
“Victory-1”, the intro to this “teaser CD” was my first complete tune that I did entirely by myself as a drummer, guitarist, keyboard player and bass player. The song “Noise Pollution” was finessed by me and Bill Heck and it turned out to be a full-fledged metal instrumental attack that contains phenomenal guitar shred-work by Bill himself. The song “Control” was written by me, and Bill instrumentally and conceptually. I wrote the lyrics, and we brought in Brian Wells to cover the vocals.
To all my fellow rockers, and rocker-ettes out there, I hope you enjoy this CD as it gives you a taste of things to come from me in the future.