I joined my first band in 7th grade hoping to just play guitar. We didn’t have a singer yet, though, and I was the only one that could carry a tune, so the drummer, who just happened to be a 3rd degree black belt in martial arts, hog tied me with a guitar cable until I agreed to fill the role. My fate was sealed after about a three minute struggle. 

Our name changed with the days of the week. We played 5 shows: 3 dances in the basement of a church, 1 town festival, and 1 Catholic School carnival. Audio tape from the dances exist, but I am saving them for blackmail!

Set list included such crowd pleasers as: Summer of 69 (yea, it JUST came out), Livin on a prayer, Peace Sells But Who’s Buying (Megadeath), Wasted Years (Iron Maiden), Crazy Train (Ozzy), and other classic hits among metal heads everywhere. 


“Homework” in my college Ensemble class meant meeting the “professor” (R.I.P., Bob!) out at the now defunct Weez’s Cafe in West Collingswood Heights, NJ, for the open mic night. From that, i wound up fronting my first bar band.  Weezy was nice enough to let us embarrass ourselves every Wednesday night for a few months.

Set list included: Midnight Special (CCR), Bertha (Greatful Dead), Hold On Loosely (38 Special), God pt.2 (U2), Spirit Of Radio (Rush), and All the Lynyrd Skynyrd your ears could handle! YEEEEEEE  HAAAAAAWWWW!!!!


ALMIGHTY SHUHORN – (bass) – As an intern for Cindy Drew’s “Street Beat” on WMMR in Philadelphia, I met a local original band, whom i happened to already be a fan of, looking for a bass player. One of the defining moments of my life. We sucked, but the experience was priceless! I toured up and down the East coast in a van. 


BAD RONALD – Rythym guitar and backing vocals in my first working cover band! We played some really cool material. Nicest bunch of guys I’ve come across, to date. 

Set list included: Firewoman (The Cult), New Age Girl (Dead Eye Dick), One Way, Or Another (Blondie – yea, I was Blondie!), and a bunch of unheard of music at the time called “grunge”.


DIGGIN’ UP THE SKIPPER – my first attempt at fronting a cover band. Good band, great guys, and lots of fun!


NUVO –  a management company hoped it would take off. It didn’t, so I did…  and took the drummer and guitar player with me and formed SPEED.


1996 to 2004 – SPEED – We had a wild ride in the Philly cover scene and playing up and down the northeast corridor. We did reunion shows in 2011 & 2013, and are plotting the next reminder that we are all only getting older!

When SPEED disbanded, I went solo, and by answering an email from an old friend, wound up landing an audition, and eventually a job, at Irish Kevin’s on Duval Street in 2006.

Ever since, I have been fortunate enough to play music all over Key West, the mainland of Florida, all the way back up to the beaches of Maryland, Delaware, New Jersey, Long Island, NY, and hopefully many more to come!


November 2015 saw the launch of my debut album, Another Key West Night.