My passion for music seemed to intensify during the year that I spent working with the mentally ill homeless in San Diego, CA. A friend of mine, Rob Porro, and I would routinely play guitar and surf to take the edge off of our everyday stresses. We would jam to different cover songs as well as create our own rhythms and rhymes. After returning to Philly in September of 2004, I recorded my first set of songs which was called “Reflections”. Soon enough, I began to play cover songs at bars and eventually did gigs with drummer Bud Conway and upright bassist Phil D’Agostino.
In January of 2007, I left Philadelphia for the Hawaiian Islands. My time in the islands was, without a doubt, worth the while and gave me new inspiration for playing music. I worked as a line cook to pay the bills and barely made it by. After 11 months in Hawaii, I had to return to the “mainland” due to a broken foot from playing in a barefoot soccer game. Re-adjusting to Philly’s speedy pace has been a challenge but has also driven me to pursue song-writing. I have finished my second set of songs, “No-Frills”, and I continue to play covers at some local bars.