I grew up around music & theater. Mom was an actress & singer in those days.
Growing up in Louisiana, I was predisposed to loving Elvis.
I’ll never forget the day I came home from school and Mom sat me down to inform that the King had passed away. I was devastated.
Soon afterwards though, my brother turned me on to Kiss, and I quickly adopted new heroes.
Pretty soon, I saved up some dough from mowing lawns & bought my first electric guitar, aged 9.
The family packed up and headed out west for California when I was ten years old.
Started my first real band in 1983 with Glen Murrell & Robby Naefke– Outrage.
By 1985, I had amassed a collection of gear & began experimenting with home recording in addition to regular band practices & sitting in with my brother’s heavy metal band, Legion.
It wasn’t called Goth then, and circa 1985, they just didn’t have the awesome modern hair products we take for granted these days.
Throughout high school in Poway, Ca., the band went through a number of evolutions & we were local teen rockstars… just ask us!