Where are you from?
All over California. I grew up in the East Bay of San Francisco and then lived in Hollywood for 11 years. Currently I reside in San Diego. Next stop, if I go any further South, Mexico!!
Name of band:
Leaders In The Clubhouse.
Who else is in your band?
My partner in musicality is Charlie Recksieck. He basically plays piano and sings and I play the drum kit and sing. We’ve been writing together and working on this project for three years.
How would you describe yourselves and your music?
Charlie and I became friends first and foremost because we both love Warren Zevon and Randy Newman. I haven’t met too many people who truly love those guys.
And our writing, together and individually, really shows those influences: Fun, funny, sarcastic, sociopolitical… At least I hope people hear that :)
Who are your main influences musically?
Besides those two guys, we’re all over the place. Charlie is a big Bruce Hornsby fan and I would love to play drums in System of a Down. We have a lot of 1970's pop influences, many of them British! ELO, Queen, 10cc, and the Kinks. I think you can hear that on our new album, Won.
What do you hope to achieve in music?
World domination, of course! Short of that, create a super fan base, make great records, and tour.
What has been the highlight of your career so far, and why?
I’m still peaking! I’ve had lots of small victories, and meeting many famous people along the way. I played with the Aussie band, the Divinyls for two days and I once saw Mick Fleetwood in his tidy whiteys.
And what’s the moment you want to forget?
Probably that last one ;)
If you had to pick just one of your songs to represent your music, what would it be and why?
Probably She Gets Loud. It’s the song that started off this whole band thing. It’s become quite the crowd favorite. It showcases our sense of humor and our abilities to rock.
Our guitarist buddy, Andy Machin, does a ripping Brian May-style solo in it. Worth the price of admission!
Where can we listen to it?
Best place: www.soundcloud.com/leaders-in-the-clubhouse for most songs (slowly leaking more out to the public).
Where can we find out more about your music?
iTunes.com and CDBaby.com will be carrying the new album, Won, after May 20th, 2015 …we are also remodeling our website at www.leadersintheclubhouse.com
Anything else you’d like to say about your music that I forgot to ask?
Not much. You did a pretty nice job. I’d just say to the public, if you’re a lover of rocking, sing-along music, what we dubbed Fun Rock, then check out Leaders In The Clubhouse.
I guarantee we’ll put a smile on your face.