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Born and raised in Muskegon, Michigan, my involvement in music began when I was just a child. My father was a member of the Barbershoppers chorus (S.P.E.B.S.Q.S.A.) and my mother belonged to the Sweet Adelines chorus. As a teenager I participated for three years with the Sweet Adelines and with a barbershop quartet. It was the influence of my parents and being always surrounded by singing that helped develop my passion as a vocalist.
I joined my first rock band, Maarx, at the age of 18. We were a contemporary lite rock band and performed mostly in lounge type settings around Muskegon. At 21, I formed a band called Fallen Angel along with my friend Joe Locke, a guitar player. We played top 40 style rock n roll in local area clubs, as well as serving as the opening act for the Romantics at the Galaxy Arena in Muskegon.
I was the lead vocalist for Tight Fit from its birth in 1987 until the band took a needed break in 1993. In addition to lead and backing vocals, I played keyboards and wrote original songs which we performed live and recorded in the studio. Other bands I have been involved with include Septre, Kyks and Power Play from Muskegon, and Sweet Revenge, a Grand Rapids based 80's hard rock band. For the past few years I have been playing bass and leading a worship team at New Heart Community Church in Fruitport, Michigan.
The rebirth of Tight Fit is something I've anticipated for a long time, and I look forward to once again being part of a band that provides West Michigan with high energy rock n roll and a lot of great times!