Update! - July 25, 2015
Hope you are all doing well, just a little update. Here are some of the things that have been happening the past few months as well as some upcoming stuff. Thanks!
Coming up in late August I will be on tour for a couple of weeks playing drums with Go-Go's front woman, Belinda Carlisle, on her dates in the US and Canada. Looking forward to this!
Here are the shows:
|Sat 08/29/15||Winnipeg, MB||Club Regent Event Centre|
|Sun 08/30/15||Enoch, AB||River Cree Resort And Casino|
|Tue 09/01/15||El Cajon, CA||Sycuan Live & Up Close|
|Thu 09/03/15||Germantown, TN||Germantown Perf. Arts Center|
|Fri 09/04/15||Tulsa, OK||River Spirit Casino|
|Appearing at "Woodstock Fair"|
|Sun 09/06/15||South Woodstock, CT||Woodstock Fairgrounds|
|Tue 09/08/15||New York, NY||B.B. King Blues Club|
|Wed 09/09/15||Saint Charles, IL||Arcada Theatre|
|Fri 09/11/15||Los Angeles, CA||The Fonda|
|Sat 09/12/15||Indio, CA||Fantasy Springs Resort Casino & Special Events Ctr.|
Back in February I hit the road with Men at Work frontman, Colin Hay. We played a multiple night sold out run at each of the City Winery venues in Nashville, New York and Chicago. (Thank you City Winery!). This tour was in support of Colin's latest album, "Next Year People", check it out if you get a chance. Here is a mini documentary on the record and the City Winery tour:
A little while back I was asked to be a part of a project titled, Stars Beyond, featuring Gary Beers (of Inxs) on Bass, Cirian Gribban (of Inxs) on Vocals, Alain Whyte (Morissey) on Guitar, Michael Krompass (Smash Mouth, Nelly Furtado) on Guitar, Mike Farrel (Alanis Morrisette, Richie Sanbora) on Keys, Heather Jeanette (Kelly Clarkson, Selena Gomez) on Vocals and myself on drums. We recently spent some time in the studio and shot a promo video at the El Rey Theater in Los Angeles.
John Lloyd Young
A few months ago I accompanied Tony Award winning singer John Llyod Young, (Jersey Boys), as part of an amazing trio with musical director Tommy Faragher on piano and the mighty Davey Faragher, (Elvis Costello/Cracker), on bass. We will be performing again August, 10th at Sterling's Upstairs in Los Angeles.
I just completed recording some drum tracks for Kenyan singer-songwriter, Eric Wainaina. These sessions were produced by my friend Will Kennedy. We recorded these at Dave Bianco's studio "Daves Room".
Cecilia Noel and the Wild Clams
I have been recording and playing around Los Angeles with Cecilia Noel and the Wild Clams. This band is an honor and thrill to be a part of. Her line up often includes musicians such as, Albert Wing (from Frank Zappa's Band) and Jimmy Earl (Jimmy Kimmel Live/Chick Corea), as well as my fellow Colin Hay band mates, Yosmel Montego and San Miguel Perez and host of other talented musicians and singers. We will be playing at the Baked Potato in Los Angeles, Friday August, 14th.