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Live work

'Oh, so you're a musician! What's the name of your band?'

It's a fine question to ask, just not always a suitable one in my case. See, I have been known to perform with eight different bands in a single month. Some groups feature me as their regular keyboardist. Others use me as a substitute for their regular keyboardist. Still others without a regular keyboardist enlist me when they just want to have that extra sound on a particular gig.

Then there are times I'm backing a solo artist. Maybe once or twice I've been the solo artist! Or musician friends might be putting together a pickup band to play for a special occasion. Basically, I'll consider any reason to get on the stage, especially when it means I'll be playing with other fine musicians!

My regular bands

The Flamin' Caucasians has been one of the most popular live bands in the region for 35 years. Since my addition to the lineup in 2012, the band has continued playing weddings, casinos, parties, beaches and parks -- even got to play the homecoming party of an outgoing vice-president. Check out some of our live videos: "Folsom Prison Blues"/"But It's Alright," "Honey Hush," and "Get Rhythm." Click here for a profile on the band including upcoming live dates.

AM Radio Tribute Band specializes in the music of the golden era of AM radio, including Billboard chart hits from the '60s and '70s and the best of garage rock. If you grew up in the Philadelphia area during the reign of WFIL Famous 56 and WIBG Radio 99, our shows will take you back and even remind you of some songs you used to hear all the time and have since forgotten. AM Radio has played shows at Sellersville Music Theater, Ardmore Music Hall, Harrah's Philadelphia, The Queen Wilmington, and Puck Live! Check out these live videos of AM Radio: "California Dreamin'," "Different Drum," "Right Place, Wrong Time," "To Sir With Love" and "Joy to the World." Click here for a profile on the band including upcoming live dates.

Presence - A Tribute to Led Zeppelin is a Lancaster-based live band that strives to breathe new life into the most impactful records we all grew up hearing and still love today. One of our concerts included a full-album rendition of Houses of the Holy, cover to cover.

Back to Amy featuring Su Teears is a tribute to Amy Winehouse. Su replicates the powerful contralto vocals of Amy while also striving to capture elements of Amy's original fire: her style, attitude, quirky look, and deep, raspy, soulful voice. The full band lineup includes horn players and dancing backup singers, playing Amy's classic Back to Black repertoire and some lesser-known favorites, plus some classic '60s hits.

Substitute work

Get the Led Out is a national touring act based out of Philadelphia, known for on-point live renditions of Led Zeppelin's revered studio output. As a regular understudy of theirs from 2011 on, I've played on the Jersey shore and traveled with them twice each for tours of the Midwest and New England. Since 2010, I have also played with the First Sunday Band, which on the first Sunday of each month served as the warm-up act and backing band for a set of Led Zeppelin and Aerosmith featuring Get the Led Out members Paul Sinclair and Paul Hammond.

The Sofa Kings are a hugely popular ten-piece dance band in the Philly area that were the WMGK House Band 2012-2013. They feature great vocalists and a horn section and weave classic rock and retro soul with modern pop hits. As a regular understudy keyboardist since 2012, I've kept pace with their incorporation of just about every musical genre. I've guested with them on the Jersey shore, at Bethlehem's MusikFest Cafe and Festplatz stage, and at Philadelphia's Wells Fargo Center where the Sofa Kings warmed up for concerts by Queen + Adam Lambert, Steve Winwood, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, and Eagles. 

Guest appearances

If I'm not with one of my regular bands, chances are you can find me sitting in with another band.

Dead Flowers is a Rolling Stones tribute band whose live appearances in the Philadelphia area occasionally expand to all sorts of other groove-laden rock. Click here for a profile of the band including some Dead Flowers videos.

Trial By Fire is the Philadelphia area's first and only tribute to Yngwie Malmsteen. The group was put together by our very own virtuoso guitarist, Chris Gordon, who's since become an on-air personality at WMGK. Click here to listen to the Trial By Fire studio demos.

The Confessionals are a huge rock/soul/dance band with a horn section. The band professes funk and rock for your soul in the Lancaster areaClick here for a profile of the Confessionals.

Memory Laps(e), based out of the Lancaster, PA area, plays a decent cross section of rock covers from several decades. They bring to the performance stage heaps of musicianship, props, good vibrations, and a wide repertoire.

The Greasy Greens are a vaudevillian big band ensemble that has been featured in the Arkansas Times. In 2011, they accepted me into their fold while I was rolling through Little Rock, Arkansas. A smaller version of the group jams with me once a year in Massachusetts.

The Building Science Boogie Band formed around me a decade or so ago, uniquely coming to be at a conference afterparty. Take the top 300 people nationwide who share an interest in building science, and now whittle that list down to just those who showed up with an instrument they could play. Now you've got this group, which instantly began playing four nights in a row once a year. The group has also reunited to provide live entertainment for other conferences.

Solo artists

Occasionally, you'll spot me in the backing band of a solo artist, playing their own music. Ones I've supported include:

I'm also available for my own solo appearances, where you could hear just about anything -- maybe even a little stuff I've written.