Over the years, I have played many kinds of music, from folk to rock to musical theatre and just about everything else in between. I am a multi-instrumentalist and have an interest in unusual, experimental and ethnic instruments. I am currently playing with two bands.
Grumbling Ginger perform original folk-rock music on a variety of acoustic instruments including guitar, dulcimer, mandolin and percussion. The core of the group is me and Jana Heller, and we usually perform as a duo or trio with various other musicians. We have been performing since 2000, and have played at venues ranging from coffee houses to festival main stages. Grumbling Ginger released a CD of holiday themed music in 2009, and we are currently working on a CD of original music scheduled to be released later this year. You can find out more, and join the mailing list for updates, at the Grumbling Ginger website. In Grumbling Ginger, I play primarily percussion (doumbek, bodhran and laptop snare drum) and mandolin.
Peace Train is a tribute to the music of Cat Stevens. We are a six-piece band and perform a 90-minute show comprising Cat’s greatest hits, including tracks from “Tea for the Tillerman”, “Teaser and the Firecat” and the soundtrack to “Harold and Maude”. The band is fronted by Bryan Diamond and I play lead guitar, mandolin and percussion – though I am currently in the process of switching to bass due to our regular bassist being temporarily unavailable.
In addition to the above, I have also worked as musical director for theatre and as an on-stage and orchestra pit musician for theatrical productions. I have also created sequenced music for theatre. You can read more about my theatre work on the Theatre page.
As a composer, I have had my music used in a Public Service Announcement for Monterey Rape Crisis Centre. As time permits, I am working on a CD of my original compositions. Please check back on this website for updates on when it will be released.
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