CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

2020

Global COVID-19 Pandemic shut down live music

Played and engineered sessions for friends and clients from all over the country at SHRUG SOUND STUDIO

Started pre-production remotely for REEVES GABRELS' next record

Played shows with THE LILLISTON EFFECT

Recorded two singles for MIGHTY JOE NOLAN

Thankful for many sessions at SHRUG SOUND STUDIO

2019

Created SHRUG MERCH to help with promoting and funding the studio

Engineered, played drums and mixed THE LILLISTON EFFECT's instrumental album 'THE FUNKY TURDUCKEN'

Played shows with THE LILLISTON EFFECT

Played shows with TIM CARROLL

Sessions at SHRUG SOUND STUDIO

2018

Moved to the new SHRUG SOUND STUDIO

Lots of sessions

Played with SLIM GAMBILL for his record release of FAKE JAZZ & THEME SONGS

Shows with PATRICK DAVIS

2017

A plethora of sessions at SHRUG SOUND STUDIO

2016

Played a bunch of shows with PHIL VASSER

Sessions at SHRUG SOUND STUDIO

2015

Started touring with PHIL VASSAR

Toured with CASEY JAMES

Fun recording sessions with ROGER ALAN NICHOLS

Played more shows with PATRICK DAVIS

 

2014

Toured with CASEY JAMES

My first UK Tour with REEVES GABRELS

Recorded first PLAYERS DIN episode

Recording sessions with ROGER ALAN NICHOLS

 

2013

Started my Home Studio SHRUG SOUND STUDIO

Started playing with CASEY JAMES

Shows with REEVES GABRELS

Recording session with ARIA SUMMER

Shows with PATRICK DAVIS

Recording sessions with ROGER ALAN NICHOLS

 

2012

Recording sessions with ROGER ALAN NICHOLS

Shows with REEVES GABRELS

Subbed a show with TY HERNDON

Played shows with CAREY OTT

Played shows with PATRICK DAVIS

On tour with THOMAS RHETT

 

2011

On tour with THOMAS RHETT 

Joined new pop artist LIANA CONWAY’s live band

Played shows with country trio EDENS EDGE

Continued playing shows with PATRICK DAVIS

Recording sessions for Film and Television cues with great 

producer/musician ROGER ALAN NICHOLS

Played shows with up & coming country artist DJ MILLER

 

2010

Recorded REEVES GABRELS’ next record

 Joined the LUDWIG DRUMS family

Played in Luxembourg with Reeves Gabrels

Toured with STEEL MAGNOLIA  May thru December

Taped episode of CMT’s 330 Sessions

Opening act for Brad Paisley’s H2O Tour

Recorded Prog record with ULTRAVIOLET DAYDREAM

Opened shows with Brad Paisley, Darius Rucker, Justin Moore, 

Easton Corbin, Josh Thompson, Josh Turner, Billy Currington 

& Miranda Lambert 

Subbed 3 shows with Josh Thompson

Played a show with the legendary guitarist STEVE CROPPER

 

2009

East Coast Tour with REEVES GABRELS

Joined BUCKY COVINGTON’s band

Recorded BUCKY COVINGTON’s live video & album 

“Live From Rockingham”

Endorse PAISTE CYMBALS (been playing them since 1984)

 

2008 - 2007

A blur of shows and recording sessions with...

Kill Devil Hill, Scissormen, Sali Hagan, Scott Thomas, 

Another Benny, Dutch,The Little Uglies, Jamie Rueben, 

Circus Dog Serenade, Dark Circus and many others

 

2006

Started playing with REEVES GABRELS in february 2006

Released “Evolvolution” with my band MIDAJO

 

2005

Guest drummer on the PARAMORE song ‘Adore’

Started playing with singer/songwriter PATRICK DAVIS

Opened shows for Hootie & the Blowfish and Sister Hazel

Played a show with PETER WOLF from J Geils Band

Appeared on the ELEKTRA and FANTASTIC 4 Movie Soundtracks

 

2004

Recording sessions with Wind-Up recording artist MEGAN McCAULEY

National Touring with independent artist JEN FOSTER

Recorded JEN FOSTER’s acoustic E.P. ‘3+1’

Yellow Umbrella Tour with JEN FOSTER, K’s CHOICE, SKILLS OF ORTEGA

Writing and recording with my band MIDAJO

 

2003

Joined JEN FOSTER’s band

Recorded the Title Track and the song “In Between Poses” for 

JEN FOSTER’s ‘Everybody’s Girl’ CD

Began Touring in support of JEN FOSTER’s American Garage release ‘Everybody’s Girl’

 

2002

Formed a band called MEZZODRINE with friends from LOVE CIRCLE LOGIC and DREAMING IN ENGLISH

Formed a band called MIDAJO with friends from the bands MEZZODRINE and KING KONGA

 

2001

22 day USO Tour with KING KONGA to the Federated States of Micronesia, Kwajalein & Johnston Atoll

DREAMING IN ENGLISH plays their last shows and breaks up

 

2000 -1999

Recorded tracks with Scott Thomas for a side project called 

ANOTHER BENNY

Lots of shows with DREAMING IN ENGLISH

DREAMING IN ENGLISH plays SXSW for the 2nd year in a row

 

1998

DREAMING IN ENGLISH releases debut record ‘STUFF’

DREAMING IN ENGLISH opened for VAN HALEN at Starwood amphitheater

Michael Anthony of VAN HALEN joined DREAMING IN ENGLISH 

on stage at 12th & Porter in Nashville

DREAMING IN ENGLISH played SXSW in Austin, TX to an 

over-capacity crowd at The Steamboat 

Hired to fill in for KING KONGA. Ended up playing 40 shows with them

 

1997

DREAMING IN ENGLISH opens for RUSH at Starwood Amphitheater

 

1996

Joined my favorite rock band in Nashville, DREAMING IN ENGLISH

DREAMING IN ENGLISH plays the legendary CBGB’s & Bitter End 

in New York City

ROOM 101 releases self titled CD and breaks up

 

1995 -1994

Moved to Nashville, TN and joined the band ROOM 101

Toured and played every major college in the Southeast.

 

1993

Played drums on the M/S Scotia Prince cruise ship for 6 months 

based out of Portland, Maine. 

Performed everything from Jazz, Pop, Rock & Latin to Show Tunes

 

1992 -1987

Practiced, Practiced, Practiced... 

Played the legendary venue WHISKEY A GO GO when I was 

16 with my first band MR. MOONLIGHT

Played in the High School Marching, Orchestra and Jazz Bands

Learned to read music and play the rudiments in Jr. High School Band

 

1984

I got my first set of real DRUMS. A set of KIMA’s 

a knock off of Pearl Exports with PAISTE 1000 cymbals 

 

1983

I got my first set of drums, straight from the SEARS Catalog, 

after annoying my parents by banging on either pots and pans with 

wooden spoons or coffee cans full of nails with coat hangers

 

1974

I was born in Anaheim, California

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