Drums & Percussion
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An extremely versatile drummer / percussionist with over 20 years performing experience comfortable in any musical situation. Rock solid timing with the ability to read, write and transcribe music by ear. John has studied under the acclaimed Alan Dawson and Gary Chaffee.
Michael McDonald, Kenny Loggins , Mel C, Gloria Gaynor, Little Anthony & the Imperials, Papa Chubby, John Secada, Flo and Eddie, The Marlowes.
Musical Director for acts such as Lou Christie, Spencer Davis Group, Freddie Cannon and a Music contracting work with several high profile agents.
Herman’s Hermits, The Shirelle’s, Rascals, Tokens, Jackie Martling (Howard Stern Show), Gary US Bonds, Martha and The Vandellas, David Cassidy, Barry Manilow, Paul Simon.
Soundtracks with Eric Clapton, Taylor Dayne, Natalie Merchant, Deneice Williams, Psych!, First Edition, “Charmed” Opening theme with Tim & Rich Butler of the Psychedelic Furs, Aria, Joan Osborne, Nelly.
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony 2009, Today Show, Good Morning America, Fox & Friends, Tonight Show, Maurey Povich, Ohne Filter (Germany), numerous commercials.
Two Grammy Nominations for Production on Little Anthony & The Imperials “Pure Acapella” – (2005)
Long Island Music Hall of Fame Inductee with Little Anthony & The Imperials – October (2006)
Broadway – Damn Yankees, Rent, Mama Mia, (Las Vegas & New York) Crazy For You, Performances as sideman with top N.Y.C. Bands.
John has made literally thousands of recordings as in-house drummer at London Underground Studios and Rich Sound in NYC, collaborated with two-time Grammy winning producer John Rollo and Nashville heavyweight Russ Martin.
Berklee College of Music, Boston Massachusetts
Active Member of Local 802 – American Federation of Musicians since 1995
John is an exclusive Pro-Mark stick endorser.