Born in California but raised in Texas is how his story starts. There are many great musicians that he loves but it was the bass playing of James Jamerson, Sting, Paul McCartney, John Entwistle, Chris Squire, Noel Reddding, Jack Bruce and Geddy Lee that inspired him to pick up his first bass guitar.
Influences: Jimi Hendrix, Cream, Miles Davis, Weather Report, The Police, Stevie Ray Vaughn, The Who, Rush and John Lee Hooker
Favorite Food: Mediterranean (Arabic, Greek, Italian)
Favorite Vacation Spot: Caribbean West Indies
Favorite Drink: Ting, preferable after a dive in the Caribbean.
Desert Island Albums: The Jimi Hendrix Experience Are You Experienced, The Police Synchronicity, Stevie Wonder Songs in the Key of Life, and Weather Report Black Market
Greatest Live Concerts: Stevie Wonder, Eric Johnson, Ten Hands, Rush, and Steve Vai
First Song He Learned to Play: Day Tripper by The Beatles
Little Known Facts:
He is a certified tennis instructor, played basketball once against Branford Marsalis after one of his concerts, is probably the best cook in the band, has seen almost every episode of Top Gear, and lastly he likes convertibles…jeeps that can go over things and a C5 for the nice roads. Driving Tail of the Dragon is on his TO DO list.”