Resume

Music Resume/CV

COMPOSITION/RECORDING:

I have been active in music composition and recording since 1986. I’ve written and arranged over 100 pieces, both solo and in collaboration with others, including performances or recordings with:

Sugarland,
Zac Brown,
Elliot Lurie (Looking Glass),
Robbie Dupree,
Peter Stroud (Sheryl Crow/Don Henley/Sarah McLachlan),
Tim Smith (Sheryl Crow/Noel Gallagher),
Walter Egan,
Agent Cooper,
Arlo Guthrie,
Pundit Mukesh Desai,
Dr. Robert Svboda,
Dave Stringer,
Clay Cook (Zac Brown Band),
Sonia Leigh,
Butterfly Stitch,
Dave Levene,
Donny DeLory,
Francisco Vidal,
Andrew Black,
Greg Lee,
James Eliot Jones,
The Brian Collins Band,
Lefty Williams,
The John Harris Band,
Bhagavan Das,
Girish,
Jeff Mosier,
Ike Stubblefield,
John Mayer,
The Reynolds & Williams Band,
The Stephen Wood Ensemble;

In late winter 2012 I did a five-week, 15-country European Tour as main support for guitar legend Tony MacAlpine with Atlanta-based progressive rockers Agent Cooper.

I collaborated with Emily Christianson by creating custom audio and original music for 2012’s In Between for Art On The Beltline, for 2011’s Shaken, as well as serving as Production Assistant. I’ve also collaborated with Emily on previous occasions, including composition for her solo piece in the Spring Fieldwork Workshop in 2010; performance, sound design, and live sound for Shaken, Not Stirred works in progress, in November 2008; and composition, live performance, and lighting design for Cargo in 2006.

EDUCATION:

• Drums: Private Instruction; 2013 – present; Jeff Sipe (Warren Haynes, Jazz Is Dead, Jimmy Herring Band, Aquarium Rescue Unit, Leftover Salmon) Focus on technique, reading, independence, musicality, soloing, composition.
• Drums: Personal Practice; 2005 – present; Continued study, materials by: Igoe, Chapin, Hernandez, Garibaldi, Lepak, Greb, Mayer, Queen, various. Focus on technique, reading, independence, musicality, soloing, composition, stylist study (rock, funk, latin, jazz, linear playing)
• Drums: Private Instruction; 2007-2009; Jeff Wilkinson, 770-924-6210. Continued study of technique, timekeeping, reading, ensemble playing. Includes material by: Chaffee, Reed, Wilcoxin, Hernandez.
• Carnatic Music: 2008; Workshop with Pandit Mukesh Desai & Dr. Robert Svoboda. Focus: breathwork, mantra, properties of sound, biomechanics, biofeedback, sargam, Ayurveda, philosophy.
• Drums: Small Group Instruction: 2007; Sonny Emory, Ivan Hampden, Kinah Bhoto. Musicality, advanced reading, timekeeping, technique.
• Carnatic Music: Workshop with Pundit Mukesh Desai: 2001; Focus: vocal technique, eartraining, interval training, breathwork, timekeeping, philosophy, arranging, composition.
• Drums: Course Study, 1992-93; Percussion at Musician’s Institute, Hollywood CA. Focus: Reading, technique, composition, ensemble playing, eartraining, professional development, styles (Funk, Rock, Jazz, Latin), instructors included Joe Porcaro, Efrain Toro, Ralph Humphrey, Eddie Bayers, Phil Maturano, Doane Perry, Casey Schurell, Chuck Flores, Gary Hess.
• Drums: Private Instruction: 1990-91; Jeff Wilkinson. Focus: reading, independence, technique, timekeeping.
• Guitar: Private Instruction: 1988-90; Dan Manning (Jennings Music). Focus: reading, technique, fundamentals, composition,.
• Voice: Small Group Instruction: 1987-1989; Leslie Gillis (Lassiter HS Chorus). Focus: technique, sight-reading, eartraining, interval training, solo & ensemble performance, musicality.
• Voice: Private Instruction: 1987-89; Linda Carter, Marietta GA. Focus: technique, reading, musicality, solo performance. (GMEA All-State Vocalist 1988-89, 1988 Solo & Ensemble Perfect Score)
• Voice: Private Instruction: 1984-86; Gordon & Dorothy Brown, Metarie, LA. Focus: technique, reading, ensemble singing, musicality.
• Trumpet: Small Groups Instruction: 1979-86; (Greenlawn Terrace ESB, J.Q. Adams JHSB, Alfred Bonnabel HSB): technique, theory, reading, with Directors Green, Mancuso, Rossbach, Fernandez.(LMEA Honor Band 1984-85), Private Instruction: re-established late 2012.

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

Copy Editor/Contributor 2011-present
Drumhead Magazine
Jonathon Mover, publisher; Heather Smith, managing editor
Visit www.drumheadmag.com for samples.

Drums/Vocals/Composition/Arrangement 2011-present
Agent Cooper, Atlanta, GA
Original Southern Progressive rock band. Visit media for work samples.

Drums/Vocals/Arrangement 2011-present
Electric Avenue, Atlanta, GA
80s Synth-Pop tribute. Visit electricavenuemusic.com for work samples.
Drums and vocal arrangements.

Drums/Vocals/Arrangement 2011-present
The Reynolds & Williams Band, Atlanta, GA
Original Jam/Alternative band. Visit media for work samples.

Percussion/Vocals 2012-present
Sazerac, Atlanta, GA
New Orleans-inspired rock and soul classics.

Vocals/Drums/Music Director 2010-present
ILL Eagles, Atlanta, GA
Eagles tribute band (Don Henley’s role)
Manage schedules, staffing, vocal/instrumental arrangements, rehearsal director, live sound.

Vocals/Guitar/Music Director 2009-present
Yacht Rock Schooner, Atlanta, GA
Late 70s – early 80s smooth rock cover band.
Manage schedules, staffing, vocal/instrumental arrangements, rehearsal director, live sound.

Drum Instructor/Show Director 2008-present
School of Rock, Atlanta, GA
Individual drum instruction, students ages 7-17
Show Director: AC/DC, Modern Rock, 90’s Rock, Rush. Handled arrangements, ran rehearsals, Gtr/Bass/Drums/Voice instruction for kids ages 7-17. Casting consultant. Ran live sound.

Vocals/Drums 2007-present
Yacht Rock Revue,  Atlanta, GA
Late 70s – early 80s smooth rock cover band.
Substitute drummer and vocalist for this popular local act.

Head Kirtan Walla 2001-present
Kashi Atlanta, Atlanta GA
Performance/musical director, devotional chanting group
Handle staffing/scheduling/arranging/education
Vocals/Kohl drum/Harmonium/live sound

Drums/Vocals/Music Director 2003-2008
Metalsome Inc., Atlanta GA
Live Rock Band Karaoke group
Maintained performance catalog of over 300 songs
Performance conductor
Client relations for private events
Vocal/instrumental arrangements

Drums/Vocals/Composition 1993-2002
Francisco Vidal Band, Originals/covers Atlanta GA
Heritage Cherry (The Wrights), Original country/Americana Atlanta/Newnan, GA
Sonya Vetra, Original pop  Atlanta GA
Members Only, 80s covers Atlanta GA
Houseboat, Original pop, Atlanta GA
Majoun, Original rock, Hollywood, CA/Portland, OR/Atlanta, GA