I grew up in Woodhaven, Queens and at the age of 12 and a half my whole life changed when I got a Guitar for Christmas. My friends started a band and I was always left out at there practices. So I begged my parents for a guitar so I could join there band. I was already singing at the time in the school chorus and in just 6 months I was playing all the songs on guitar for school chorus in addition to singing. So I guess that was my first live shows some of them pretty big since we traveled. Like I said I joined my friends band and over time myself and the bass player got a serious line up together and the equipment to do so.My first band was called "Silent Industries" I was the lead guitarist in the band and we started playing our first shows and recording when I was 14. At that time I was a freshman in high school and was directed right away to the advanced school band where I was the only freshman. I was given a number a solo's at shows which landed me in the school paper and even the local newspapers. I was nominated for and was accepted to the "National High School Band". At the age of 16 I was in a band called "Metal Scar" and another life changing thing happened. After growing fed up with no good bass player and a year of going no where I said screw it and bought a bass. I fell in love and things where never the same again. At 17 I was hired by "The Third Message" label and was a studio musician/live show musician and I helped with arranging. I went through a number of bands over the years until "HeartBreak Station". I was paired with my beloved first guitar teacher Al Craig and exceptional drummer Pete Murwaski, and singer song writer Dave Manzano. Together we pumped out recordings , excessive live shows and I tasted my first real success in the music biz. A live gig at Shea Stadium and some of the clubs I could never get into. As well as some interest in labels and music lawyers and just when things where on there way, personal conflict struck and that was the end. I spent some years in music college until I was offered the guitar player job for a girl pop singer Andrea Kayda and at our first show she got signed. After sometime there was refusal to meet the bands business needs and we left.Then we moved right to another signed singer Robb G. but again business got in the way. After a couple of bands and some TV appearances finally one day my fiance was on Craig's list and saw an add that "The Deadlyz" needed a bass player .My family heard the tracks and practically made me try out. I passed the audition and my life changed again. I found in them the know how and the discipline I needed. There experience spoke for itself and I finally found the seriousness and dedication I was looking for. I had finally found my place with these extremely talented guys who will do anything and everything to make this a career. And... not to mention the best of friends. So I guess that is it.. oh I forgot to mention my extreme love and dedication over the years to Indian and Middle Eastern music. I have taken many years pro lessons from "guru's" and such and I play Sitar,Sarod,Dilruba,Oud,and Bouzouki. It is a big passion of mine and my biggest influence.