I'm a singer, songwriter and guitarist from NY (and now LA) and have been producing music since the 70's. I worked on Amtrak as the entertainer, travelling on the sleeper Train 81, the Silver Star, NY to Miami. It was here in 1975 that I first tasted real Southern BBQ in Sebring, FL (can't remember the name, though.)

By 1979 I was a chief recording engineer at North Lake Sound in White Plains, NY, owned by hit songwriter Chip Taylor ("Angel of the Morning" and "Wild Thing") and his brother, Jon Voight. My first taste of recrod success came with thier partner, Crazy Joe Renda on his hit "Eugene" when I introduced him to my Bronx buddy, Ace Frehley of KISS during a recording. I went on to work with Ace on and off through the years. Check the great stories in his autobiography, "No Regrets".

Soon we had our own studio...in a truck..."Reels on Wheels" and I did remote recording up and down the coast. One of my clients, the Bronx Doo Wop group, The Earls, asked me to join and I sang with them for almost 10 years ("Remember Then") playing all the major arenas in the NorthEast.

With my band, The Doppler Brothers, we performed at the Pontiac Silverdome on May 6, 1989 at the 16 hour Pay-Per -View Country Rock special, "This Country's Rockin'", alongside Carl Perkins, Ted Nugent, the Band, Crosby, Stills and Nash and the Stray Cats.

But songwriting was always my love and by 2009 I finally had my own CD out, "Memorial Day" that included the anthem, "Take Our Country Back" which I performed on Sept. 12, 2009 to the largest non-inaugural crowd in US history (1.2 million) on the West Lawn of the US Capitol.

9/12/09 US Capitol's West Lawn, 1.2 million

"The Cakeman Chronicles" was next...a one man, multimedia musical memoir about growing up in 1950's and 60's around my family bakery. Still gearing up for a major production.

Currently riding high in the east is my homage to one of the iconic thoroughfares  in NY State: "Route 22" which runs from NYC to Canada. So I wrote this when I was homesick for my NY state of mind.

And now, the BBQ bug has bitten and I am ready to play anywhere the smell of smoking pork and brisket can be found. The new CD will include the songs "Never Too Hot", "Where There's Smoke", "Chili Chili Pepper", "High on the Hog" and "Squeal Like A Pig". So if a hot rock 'n' roll show is what your BBQ crowd is hankerin' for, contact us today and we'll oblige.

 

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