Yo yo peeps,
Sorry I haven’t been keeping up to date on the site. Lots of cool stuff been going on. As most of you know I’ve been touring a ton w/ Chrome Sparks and things have been pretty sweet, we just finished up a US run, and are now heading to Australia to play a few shows (Below is a list)
Directly after playing these australian dates I’m moving on west, to pursue a life with an apartment!
I’ll still continue to play with my New york peeps I just will have an address out west in LA LA Land….
I’ve also recently become part of the Humes & Berg Family… They make insanely quality cases for my drums and I’m proud to rock them! I hope this is the beginning of a great relationship!
There is some stuff in the works that I can’t let you guys know about just yet but for sure its going to be rad!
I’m now back in NY off from the tour with LP! She is a bad ass and now a forever friend!
Now I’m getting into rehearsals with Long time forever friend Chrome Sparks! Its gonna be a magical journey through an insane chrome electro forest!
these b the tour dates
Happy 2014! 2013 was a crazy year that saw me touring an insane amount, to the point that I don’t actually have a home because of how busy I was, a great and sometimes annoying problem to have.
I started off the year recording with my Good Friend Iestyn Polson down in Asheville, NC (at Echo Mountain Recording Studios) for the Lora-Faye Record “Waltzes”. Continued on with a run of Alice Smith & Gabriel Rios shows in town until I Hit the road for a couple months w/ Ghost Beach then directly back out on the road with Alice once again. In the middle of all that Recording a bunch w/ Fences & producer Jaquire King for the upcoming record due out in the spring of this year. After that heading out on the road again with Ghost Beach for a few weeks, coming home and playing some shows with my favorite Peter Bradley Adams. Summer saw me traveling all over Europe with the insanely talented and creative force that is SSION then a ton more Ghost Beach Shows . Late summer saw me reunited with long time friend Russell Manning w/ his project Rush Midnight doing a full US tour supporting the Aussie band Gold Fields (who are now insanely close friends). Unfortunately I had to leave the tour slightly early to realize a dream of mine and work with Chris Walla (Death Cab For Cutie) for a few more songs on the Fences record that we tracked at what was the legendary Reciprocal Studios in Seattle (now Hall of Justice). One more short tour with Alice Smith, with a few of the shows supporting Gary Clark Jr. (one was at the legendary Apollo Theater in harlem) which were a blast.
Crazy Year, and I’m sure this next one is going to be even crazier!
there is some stuff in the works that I’m waiting to tell everyone about. In due time!!
Happy New Year
Sorry for the non communication lately. I’ve been super busy around the country, I just finished up a run on the road with Rush Midnight supporting Gold Fields. It was a ton of fun, sadly I had to leave a little early to track drums with Fences out in Seattle w/ Producer Chris Walla from Death Cab for Cutie.
At the moment I’m still out here tracking towards for rest of the week, then I’m finally home after 8 weeks!!!
after a little staycation I’ll be playing a few shows w/ Alice Smith supporting Gary Clark Jr:
9:30 Club Washington DC – NOVEMBER 12th
Apollo Theater New York City – November 14th
I‘ll be subbing for my good friend Aaron Comess (Spin Doctors, Joan Osborne, Eddie Brickell) w/ James Maddock on November 23′rd in Lancaster PA
Then Heading out on a short Headlining run w/ Alice Smith November 29th – December 4th:
Nov 29th The Hamilton – Washington DC
Dec 3rd World Cafe - Philadelphia PA
Dec 4th Bowery Ballroom – New York City
and Playing once again w/ Rush Midnight at Music Hall of Williamsburg on Dec 6th Supporting our friends Savoir Adore
Plus a ton of recording in between all that and I’m sure some shows are going to come up!!!!
I’m going to leave you with my favorite photo from the Ssion tour in June:
Paris France @ the Flash Cocotte Party!
Whats up all,
I just got back from tour with Ssion in Europe which was Amazing! Touring with those guys was a blast!
Now I’m in New Orleans w/ Alice Smith @ The Essence Festival Opening up for Beyonce!
Next week I’m Playing with Luke Wesley @ Music Hall of Williamsburg on Thursday July 11th!
on July 13th I’m Playing with my Brothers Ghost Beach @ Brooklyn Bowl for A Headlining set!
Doing a ton of recording with various people.
then Playing w/Rush Midnight on July 19th at Mercury Lounge… I’m super excited for this one!
some stuff is in the works that I have to wait till tell you guys about but for sure its gonna be dope!!
I’ve been pretty bad about the updating again, My bad. So I’m just getting back from being on the road with Ghost Beach for the last 2 months and its been a great time!
Up next is a little downtime and Then I head out with the Amazing Alice Smith for following dates in support of her new record “SHE”:
April 2nd – Annapolis, MD @ The Rams Head Tavern
April 4th – Washington DC @ The 9:30 Club
April 7th - Philadelphia, PA @ The Tin Angel
April 9th – Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall
April 10th – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
Then I’m heading out back on the road with Ghost Beach supporting Chad Valley on the second half of the tour starting in CT. You can check out those dates on www.ghostbeachmusic.com
some other cool stuff is coming up but I’ll hit you with that info when its closer.
Here is a Video of Ghost Beach Playing Been There Before at SXSW
Sorry I havent updated in a while things have been a little nuts. In the Last Month I’ve worked on a record w/ my good friend & producer Iestyn Polson for the amazing up and coming artist Lora-Faye, I’ve also been working with Producer/Pianist/all around nice guy on Myoshi’s next offering w/ Solomon Dorsey on Bass & Brad Williams on Guitar. Finally I’m also working on the new Gabriel Rios record and I couldn’t be happier to be part of it, I’ve been a fan of his for years and its a pleasure to be creating something with him.
Feb/ March I’m touring with the band Ghost Beach making some dope electro-pop on the west coast… Below are the February Dates I’ll hit ya’ll with the March Dates when I get them
2/7 – San Francisco – Rickshaw Stop (POPScene)
2/9 – Los Angeles, CA – Central (DJ Set)
2/11 – Los Angeles, CA – The Echo
2/13 – Eugene, OR – Univ of Oregon
2/14 – Vancouver, BC – The Biltmore
2/15 – Seattle, WA – The Baltic Room
2/18 – Los Angeles, CA – The Satellite
2/19 – Los Angeles, CA – Sayers Club
2/21 – San Diego, CA – El Dorado
2/25 – Los Angeles, CA – The Bootleg
2/26 – Dim Mak Tuesdays (DJ Set)
2/28 – Costa Mesa – Detroit Bar
I’ll be rocking an 80′s Simmons pad set w/ a C&C snare & Istanbul Cymbals… its going to be great!