The Musician / Song Writer
I started writing songs in 1968. Since then I wrote over 40 songs and a musical play entitled "Dreamin' My Life Away". The play is about a musician who dreams about falling in love and making it big as an artist in the music industry.
My dream career was to become a song writer and not a performer.
The last time I performed live was in 1985 at the Adobe lounge with the New Yorkers. I have some live recordings from that show which is on MP3.com.
Guitar, piano, drums, and a little baritone, French horn, Trumpet and vocalist
The Bands 1968-1985
1. The Disciples
2. Koloring Book
3. Kreative Fantasy (Freedom, My Someone Special)
4. The Mystik Bluez (Temptations ‘bout to get me)
5. King Harvest (Dancing in the Moonlight)
6. Ikabar Krane (How do you Treat a Lady)
7. Zachariah (Drive My Car)
8. Citizen's Band (Can’t Stop Dancin’, I Don’t need ya Lady)
9. The New Yorkers
You & I - Can't Stop Dancin' - I Just Wanna Be (A Musician) - My Love for You - Answer Me Truthful - You Are my Everything - I Don't Need ya Lady - It Wasn't Love - We Don't Get out Much - I Never Meant to Make You Cry - Dreamin My Life Away - My Wife - Lonely Christmas - When I Gone - Hangs Over Me - Love Won't Let it Happen Again - Remember Me - Over Once More - Is This the Man - Don't Hate Let's Communicate - Baby We got No Money - Dance The Nite Away - Get in The Mood - Don't Fight a Funky Situation - Ain't Got Nobody - Be My Baby - The Other Woman - You Look So Very Much - Love and Understanding - You Let Love Slip Away
Some of the performers I played in concert with: The Tramps, Dr. John, Leslie West, The Hassles (Billy Joel), Little Anthony, The Drifter's, Shangri-Las, The Marvelettes.
Back-up and some studio work for the Marvelettes, Little Anthony and the Imperials, and Luther Vandross.
To name a few places performed: The Waldorf Astoria (NYC), Grand Hyatt (NYC), Tavern on the Green (NYC), and in the Hamptons of Long Island: The Cave, Copperfield’s, and OBI East.The Soap Factory, Asbury Park, Palisades Park, Penn State University, Oak Beach Inn (all), Stony Brook University, Riverhead Racetrack, Chicago's, Studio 51, Starship Discovery, Wednesday’s, The Blue Parrot, Maxis Kansas City’s, Mother's, Hampton Inn (New Hampshire), Belmont Race Track, Jones Beach Theater. Fort Lauderdale, Fl.
· EnRichin’ Your Kitchen Cookbook Series (with the aromas of….)
1. An Italian Cuisine
2. Family Meals
3. Cooking with Friends
4 Dreamin’ My Life Away (Musical)
5 At the Crossroads of Terror
6 Simon Sez (in progress)
The Family Man
I'm 58, married to Camille (36 yrs) and have three lovely daughters, Jeanine Marie (24), Danielle (23), and Cheri-Lyn (19). I grew up in Brentwood, NY. and currently live in Allen, Texas (North Dallas).
I started my career as a musician (1968- 1985) then entered the corporate world as a shipping clerk (1985), I climbed the ladder and ended this chapter of my life as a VP at JPM Chase Bank (2005).