January 5th / Capricorn
Began playing guitar on my sisters family acoustic guitar as a kid. Got my 1st
strat type guitar made of Sears parts at age 17. Formed a makeshift group for a
school English project. We took the name of “D.C. Shock Machine because
we thought use of a medical term was clever as a band name.
We stayed together long enough to write a track for the English project and to
play a party with me on bass. We did New Order, Depeche Mode, and
The Judy's covers.
Many guitars later I sat in with Breye and then forming “U-N-I” as we worked
on new songs. Due mainly to scheduling we parted ways for a bit.
I gained experience in the promotional side of the business in high volume
national nightclub chains, large market radio promotion, and marketing
management for bands. I continued to work on music and in December 2002 I
formed a three piece called “VOX” as the bands manager / singer / songwriter /
guitarist. As “VOX” developed I began helping Breye and Provision with on
site retail sales, which led to overseeing the entire marketing for Red Square
Digital. From there I was asked to join Provision and tour as live bass guitarist.
Bands and Music Industry Resume:
Provision (2003 to 2007 / 2012 to Present) - Live Bass Guitar, Studio
Engineering, Marketing and Promotions.
Straynge (2007 to Present) - Vocals, Guitar, lyric and music composition.
The Cure / Robert Smith, The Clash, Cocteau Twins, New Order, Echo and the
Bunnymen, Flock Of Seagulls, INXS, The Smiths / Johnny Marr, Depeche
Mode, OMD, Prince, Michael Jackson, Johnny Cash, When in Rome, Yaz,
Seabound, The Cars, CTRL.
Salvador Dali, Leonardo Da Vinci, Andy Wharhol, Tim Pope, Tim Burton.
MC Escher, Jose Covarrubias.
Pretty in Pink, Sixteen Candles, Tombstone, The Crow (Original).
Gretsche White Falcon, Black Falcon and Tennessee Rose; Gibson ES-335;
Fender American Stratocaster, Precision Bass, and Bass VI.
Purple and Green.
Coke, Dr. Pepper, Crown & Sour, Jim Beam, Dos XX's, Guinness Stout, Tecate,
Sol, Jack Daniel’s, Bacardi, El Jimador, Herradura Silver, Patron Silver.
Mexican, Italian, Any good grub thrown together late at night
for that midnight snack.
Austin, San Antonio, Houston, Las Vegas.
Favorite Provision songs:
My Only Question, December Morning, Obvious, Breathe, Visualize,
Untrue, The Consequence, Fade, Someone Like You.
Most memorable Provision show:
September 7th 03 San Antonio, TX - Synth Fest at Communion & SiN13.
The passion for the music was there! It was great playing with and seeing all
the other bands, and meeting so many new friends.
Other interesting facts:
I draw, paint, and create visual graphic solutions in a variety of media.
I am almost completely ambidextrous. Although I play guitar right handed,
I'm primarily left- handed. I eat with both hands haha.......