Bio

El Mirage-6Welcome to my website! I am proud to call myself a Full-Time working L.A. Musician and a Father of 3… My life is my FAMILY and my MUSIC!

You can pretty much catch me playing somewhere around Southern California on any given night of the week. Diversity is the name of the game. From swanky Hotel Bars like the BEVERLY-WILSHIRE FOUR SEASONS, FOUR SEASONS (BEVERLY HILLS) or the “Famous” Polo Lounge inside the BEVERLY HILLS HOTEL, to beautiful Fashion Island in Newport Beach, I am what some would call the Acoustic Troubadour, a dying breed, with nothing but guitar and voice in hand. I have been requested and had the pleasure of performing for such such artists as; JOHNNY DEPP, JON BON JOVI, PAT MONAHAN (Train), KEITH URBAN, NICOLE KIDMAN, KENNY CHESNEY, WHITNEY HOUSTON, MICK FLEETWOOD (Fleetwood Mac), TOM CRUISE, KATIE HOLMES, KATHERINE HEIGL, PAULA ABDUL and PIERS MORGAN.

*** In November 2015, I had the Honor of performing for the PRINCESS OF THAILAND at the Hotel Bel Air.

*** In the Winter of 2015, I opened for the legendary Grammy-Winning LOVERBOY!

*** In 2016, I opened for Rock Icon PAUL STANLEY (of KISS), as well as Grammy-Winner EDWIN McCAIN.

*** In January 2017, I opened for TAL BACHMAN (writer/performer of the Hit song “SHE’S SO HIGH”).

Some of my Corporate clients include FORD MOTOR COMPANY, COCA-COLA, AFLAC, ARROW SI, WOLCOTT ARCHITECTURE and HONEST TEA to name a few.

I have also had the amazing honor of sharing the stage with these amazing artists: KENNY ROGERS, THE KILLERS, PAUL RODGERS (Bad Company), RICHARD MARX, LOU GRAMM (Foreigner), TOMMY SHAW (Styx), LITTLE RIVER BAND, BRET MICHAELS (Poison), LOVERBOY and recently worked with the talented J.R. RICHARDS (Dishwalla) on his new upcoming CD.  In 2015, I also appeared on JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE! performing with Swedish-DJ Sensation ZEDD!

** In 2003, I wrote and performed on BRET MICHAELS (POISON) debut-solo record SONGS OF LIFE!

** In 2004, I had the honor of working with the “legendary” QUINCY JONES in putting together the Humanitarian Concert “WE ARE THE FUTURE” in Rome, Italy, which was broadcast to millions around the world.

*** In 2006, I wrote and released my first independent solo record SHADES OF 8, which produced the single WAITING FOR YOU, subsequently used in the trailer for the cult-classic film MY SASSY GIRL —-

*** In 2006, I wrote and released my first independent solo record SHADES OF 8, which produced the single WAITING FOR YOU, subsequently used in the trailer for the cult-classic film MY SASSY GIRL —- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zzQ3owQwJZ0

** In 2012, I was asked to AMERICAN IDOL Winner DAVID COOK’s first single – HARD TO BELIEVE…


** I recently had the honor of working with the one-and-only SHEILA E on her new music video for her brand “new” single MONA LISA… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a8uDwQf4K5U

When I’m not doing solo acoustic gigs around town, I am singing on people’s songs, writing and record for Film/TV, doing vocal sessions for TV commercials, etc. I am blessed to be surrounded and work with dozens of talented musicians, songwriters and producers always developing new music and projects. Being a working musician, I am available for private or corporate events, as a solo performer or with a duo, trio, quartet and even a 5-piece. Here’s a few of my other projects:

** 3 STRANGE DAZE –  I sing and front this 90’s Alternative-Rock Trio performing all around Southern California – www.3strangedaze.com

*** GOODFELLAZ – Very unique Acoustic Quartet who performs at dozens of exclusive high-end Private events every years.  Check out my VIDEO page for a look.  We combine Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Tenor Sax, Electric Guitar and a Hybrid Drum/Percussion sound.

… Check out pictures, music, videos and visit the SHOWS page for a schedule of gigs. My first record, SHADES OF 8, is available on iTunes and you can hear the whole album for free here….

*** 2017 will mark the release of my 2nd Independent Full-Length CD entitled “TROUBADOUR”… slated for Spring of 2016.

 

Check out some of the other songs I have released independently….

Thanks for stopping by… .