Here’s a fun throwback to 2012 when my band and I opened up the Radio 104.5 Summer Block Party as direct support for Of Monsters and Men / JJAMZ at the Piazza at Schmidt’s in Philly. We played to 6,000 people, nearly got bumped at the last second due to the rain (the skies parted just in time!), and I got to hang out and chat with this fantastic person – Wendy Rollins of Radio 104.5 WRFF Philadelphia.
People ask me all the time… “How’d you get into music?”. Truth is, I’ve been acting longer than I’ve been writing songs. I moved back to Philly a year after college to pursue an intership at the Prince Music Theater. I bartended/served at night to make ends meet and randomly began playing music out live at bars instead (thanks Sean Coyle and Rob Vigg). Funny how things work out. I still act… which is partly the answer to the other question I get most often… “What the hell do you do during the day?!”. Here’s an updated highlight reel to give you a look into that side of my career.
I’ve been lucky enough to travel the country many times over – performing to thousands of people – as the “house band” and live show producer for the multi-media show MyFixitUpLife. Thanks to the hosts Mark and Theresa, I’ve been featured on The Food Network, have worked on and played for several Extreme Makeover: Home Edition builds, and forged a relationship with the town of Joplin, MO. Here’s my song, “My Fix It Up Life”, inspired by this awesome couple!