Warrant and the lyrics written by Jani Lane have been inspiring throughout my life. I love everything that band did musically and their presence in the late 80’s was absolutely striking. As a guitar player, I wanted to have that very image but express my music in a more soulful way. I have always channeled feelings through my strings and some people compare me to a George Lynch or Steve Vai character when they hear me play. I think that I hear similar traits in my playing too. My favorite lick to play is the Dream Warriors solo. That riff is awesome!
My favorite concert memory was from my first concert ever. I was 7 years old and my parents took me to see Pat Benetar at Pine Knob. I’ve also seen almost every one of my favorite bands live, but that first concert takes the cake. I believe that it was a foreshadowing of my own destiny.
My favorite place to play live is The Machine Shop in Flint…With all of the shows that we have booked, I’m sure that is subject to change very soon!
My all-time favorite album is actually an instrumental album by Jason Becker called Perpetual Burn. He has been a huge inspiration to me and I am thankful that I discovered his music so soon in my life.
Fun Facts about Me:
I used to be fat.
I have two statues in my house that are completely constructed of chewing gum that I found: Kelly Kapowski and Tawny Kitaen (Whitesnake era).
My hockey sticks smell of rich mahogany and I appreciate a nice jaunt around the ice arena. I am also a competitive snowboarder.
Anything “Back To The Future” is my life.
See you out there! – The Law