I am so thankfully that I got to fill on twice for The Lightning Thief’s first national tour, first in Dallas and then in Boston this past weekend. Here are a few of my favorite drum moments. Enjoy!
Happy to be back at the Winspear Opera House with everyone's favorite retractable chandelier! I'm here subbing for the esteemed Jeff Fernandes on The Lightning Thief tour. Bring on the monsters!
Last week I played at Pine Box Rock Shop with Hathaways in celebration of the release of their new EP, Hologram. Give it a listen! Here’s a little clip from the gig. This song is about the spectral classification of stars. They also have one about Clara Schumann. That’s the kind of nerdiness I can get behind!
I just finished my third tour with The Grinch! We played 57 shows this year. I put together a little highlight reel from one of our recent shows in Philadelphia. Enjoy!
Vérité is the truth, ya'll. It was a pleasure to backup Kelsey with an all-female orchestra at National Sawdust last night. She has a rabid fan base and it was heartwarming to watch the audience sing along to every tune. Thanks to The Hum and Kristine Kruta for making this happen!
Thanks for having me, SOOP Theatre Company!
We opened The Drowsy Chaperone at Pace last night. This show has been a fun one to work on: it's funny, it's short, and it swings!
I had the pleasure of playing the drum book for In The Heights at Mepham High School on Long Island. My good friend and former PitchBlak band mate, Brian Lotze, is the band director there. He put together a pit consisting of both pros and some extremely talented high school students.
When I was in high school, I played in the pit for every high school musical. I also played professionally in the local summer stock, Cumberland Theatre. While I think I would've been able to stumble through the book for ItH, I really doubt I would've been able to do it justice. It is extremely demanding but very well written (no slashes!). I am thankful for the years I played in the Latin ensemble in college and for all the setup pics in the Musical Theater Facebook group! I really hope to play the show again, sooner than later so these Latin chops don't wear off 🤣
Hope to see ya next year, Mr. Grinch.
This is not one of those times.
The PitchBlak x Pharoahe Monch show at Duke University was a resounding success. Here are a few shots from the the trip. I love Durham so much and have been there many times, but it was my first time seeing the Duke campus. It is quite lovely, but GO TERPS!
It was a true pleasure to play for/with John Hogman last night at the Bell House. This was the third (fourth??) time we've worked together and my love for him grows deeper each time. He is gentleman in every sense of the word!
We're starting to cook ahead of our November 2 performance at Duke!
Wednesday night at the Duplex!
It's important to play with people who make you feel good!
New to Youtube is a video of one of Kailey Marshall's tunes we did at 54 Below last month. I don't even play until the very end but Lauren Pritchard, who goes by Lolo, has some SERIOUS pipes! Enjoy!
As it turns out, cast members from The Great Comet are amazing songwriters! The brilliant Solomon Hoffman arranged some of their songs for The Songwriter's Orchestra and it sounds amazing. I'm playing cajon, cymbals, triangle, tambourine, and A LOT of shaker on this one. Come through!
After yesterday's rehearsal at Smash, I am totally STOKED to play Kailey Marshall's New Writers show at 54 Below on Monday. Her tunes are great and I woke up with like 3 of them in my head simultaneously. The band and singers are superb! Grab tickets here.