The Beginning...


I played in a rock group that I started since getting out of high school until 1985. But I felt like I had to get more serious about playing music as a Christian. I found 3 other guys to get a group going in southern California. We called the group "Redeemer". I played guitar and sang lead. I was a terrible singer, but rock singers were hard to come by and I wasn't going to sit around and rot. It was the beginning of a long road of achievements, learning how to write and record my own style, and a long road of hard lessons. We independently recorded about two albums worth of material with Redeemer. Redeemer played in almost every kind of church, public parks, bars, and night clubs.

...Redeemer, Final Axe & Rev Seven


After Redeemer, I started another group in 1989 called "Final Axe". I just played the guitar in this group, and wrote the music, so it was a different perspective. We recorded about 2 albums of material independently. By now I was starting to see the value of not only having skilled players and dependable people in a group, but well grounded musicians as well.

I started another group in 1991 called "Rev Seven". And by necessity I ended up back on lead vocals. We recorded an indie cassette that sounded pretty good, and was voted 4th most popular unsigned band in a Heaven's Metal readers poll. After moving to Las Vegas in 1993 I made a new Rev Seven cassette. In late 1995 I started the group "Titanic". In 1996 I got to know Robert Sweet, the drummer for Stryper. We did some demo recordings, and it gave me a chance learn some invaluable things from him.
 

And the Music goes on!

In the late 90's I got a call from some guy in Iowa who started a small Christian Record Label. Eventually, I ended up developing a long relationship with Matt Hunt of Retroactive Records with the eventual release of everything I have ever recorded being released on his label. And of course, I've had to learn a few things about releasing albums as well. It all brings me to here and now.

I can't say I know where it's all going to lead to, so I just keep on doing whatever God would have me do. Go through doors that open, and not worry about ones that don't. After all the years I'm more convinced that before my time its finished, I will continue to seek his will and direction and continue putting my soul and all my feeling in every string that I play and song that I write and give the best I have to give to all the fans of heavy rock music.

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