Former Skid Row drummer and founder of Soulsystem Orchestras joins Brandon Steiner to discuss his career.
As the founder of SOULSYSTEM ORCHESTRAS Music & Production, and the leader of the band Soulsystem, I take great pride in providing world- class entertainment and production, drawing upon my many years performing for millions of people at sold-out stadiums, arenas and events around the world.
You may know me best as the drummer from Skid Row, the immensely popular rock band during the 1980's and 90's. Skid Row delivered the first rock album in history to debut as the number one album in America, selling over 22 million albums worldwide. We also had four Billboard Top 100 songs including two in the top three on the charts and seven number one videos, including the longest running number one video of MTV's history at the time. Skid Row also was the recipient of the American Music Awards "Best New Artist" award.
In addition to playing with a multiplatinum band, I have been featured in many drumming and musician magazines including Modern Drummer, Rhythm and Rolling Stone and toured the country giving instructional performance concerts on drumming. I am immensely honored to continue to receive numerous letters and emails from young drummers around the world asking for musical advice.
I graduated from New York University in 1986 with a Bachelors' Degree in Marketing. This degree, with my music experience, provides me insight and skill in coordinating entertainment events that result in spectacular memories for our clients. I proudly hang my degree next to my platinum albums!