DRUMMER - MUSIC DIRECTOR - SHOW PROGRAMMER - SHOW RUNNER
Born and raised in NY, I moved to Los Angeles to further my career in drumming at age 22.
Currently Music Director and Drummer for LAUV, AJ Mitchell, Anna Clendening, Voila, among others.
I’ve Music Directed and played drums for Oh Honey, Julia Michaels, Troye Sivan, Maggie Lindemann, Rainey Qualley (Rainsford), Corey Harper, Rad Horror, among many others. This has placed me alongside music greats at a young age. This has included a sold out World Tour with Lauv, opening on an arena tour with Ed Sheeran in Asia, a Stadium tour in the US opening for Ed Sheeran, a James Blunt arena tour throughout United States and Canada, followed by opening a full North American run with The Fray, as well as additional tours with Ingrid Michaelson, and multiple tours with American Authors. I have also performed on television, radio, and at numerous music festivals around the world.
When I’m not on tour, I find myself in studios throughout the state of NY/LA. Including session work with Henry Hirsch and Olivier Chastan (Lenny Kravitz, etc.) in their state of the art facility in Hudson, NY.
In addition, I have collaborated with design and putting together artists sets, show programming (backing tracks) in a fully sustainable rig running Ableton Live. This setup has been used on arena tours, club tours, TV performances, etc. I currently work primarily in LA, but I have flexibility to travel.
MUSIC DIRECTING :
This service includes -
Taking the original recordings and arranging them for a live situation.
Finding and auditioning suitable session musicians to fit the spec of the artist and management.
Rehearsing the session band to be show ready even before the artist enters the room if preferred.
Invoices and negotiations between management and session musicians.
Designing, budgeting and building reliable and stable live equipment set ups for use in clubs to stadiums.
Talking with record producers to source, manage and arrange stems.
Programming backing tracks, keyboards, sample pads to get replicated sounds that match that of the original.
Program changes that control patch changes for every instrument so musicians can focus on playing
Creating set lists for any situation and any size of show.
Working with a front of house engineer to make sure the show sounds how it should from the audience.
Fully produced covers, remixes and other one off tracks that may be needed for TV or Radio sessions.
Live performance coaching for singers and band including microphone technique, stage moves and crowd interaction.
Current endorsements are Ludwig Drums, Zildjian Cymbals, Vic Firth Drumsticks, Remo Drumheads, Roland Electronics, SKB Cases, Big Fat Snare Drum, Snareweight, JH Audio to name a few.
Music is a true compilation of my feelings as I transform my passion into sound. I have had the pleasure working with so many incredible artists using my diligent focus and ability to create energetic live performances for any situation.
Very excited to see what 2019 brings.
T.V. Appearances :
2018 MTV Video Music Awards - LAUV (USA)
2019 Capital FM Summertime Ball - LAUV (Europe)
Late Late Show w/ James Corden - LAUV FT. Julia Michaels (USA)
Jimmy Kimmel Live - LAUV FT. Troye Sivan (USA)
Late Night Show w/ Stephen Colbert - LAUV FT. Julia Michaels (USA)
2018 Teen Choice Awards - LAUV (USA)
Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon - LAUV (USA)
Jimmy Kimmel Live - LAUV (USA)
The Today Show - LAUV (USA)
Total Request Live (TRL/MTV) - LAUV (USA)
Last Call with Carson Daly - LAUV (USA)
Sunrise - LAUV (AUS)
Tonightly w/ Tom Ballard - LAUV (AUS)
VG LISTA - Maggie Lindemann (NORWAY)
The Today Show - Oh Honey (USA)
Good Day NY - Oh Honey (USA)
Good Day LA - Oh Honey (USA)
Morning Blend Milwaukee - Oh Honey (USA)
Fox 8 Cleveland - Oh Honey (USA)
Good Day Chicago - Oh Honey (USA)
PAST TOURS :
LAUV “Blue Boy” 2019 Asia Tour w/ LAUV
LAUV “I Met You When I Was 18” World Tour 2018 w/ LAUV
Ed Sheeran “Divide” Arena Asia Tour 2017 w/ LAUV
Ed Sheeran “Divide” Stadium US Tour 2018 w/ LAUV
Louis The Child “Last To Leave” US Tour 2017 w/ LAUV
LAUV “Late Night Deep Talks” US Tour 2017 w/ LAUV
Basecamp “In Stone” US Tour 2017 w/ LAUV
RKCB US 2016 Tour w/ LAUV
Oh Honey “Postcards Across America” US Tour 2015 w/ Oh Honey
James Blunt Arena Tour 2014 w/ Oh Honey
The Fray “Helios” Tour US & Canada 2014 w/ Oh Honey
Honda Civic Tour American Authors US 2014 w/ Oh Honey
Nominated for 30th Annual Pollstar Award for Best Support / Special Guest Show for Ed Sheeran’s “Divide” Stadium Tour