3 17 13 Great week of music and Happy St Patricks Day!!

Ben and I trading places

Tuesday (3/12) at the SKOB with Ben Hammond was great! got to jam on guitar and sing as well as jam on bass and drums. Tony Tyler, Dani Jaye and John Werner came down and we played a few Come Back Alice tunes. Wednesday (3/13) Come Back Alice at The Five Oclock Club was great as usual. 10-2 every wednesday and it ladies night! Thursday (3:14) at The Blue Rooster with Come Back Alice was awesome!! Dancers from this swanky new dance studio, Z’Alice came down to strut their stuff. So much fun to play drums to dancers. By the end of the night, Zavier, the owner, was breakdancing and was totally legit. throwing down some serious back spins and helicopters. Friday (3/15) at The Hard Rock with Deb Hunseder in Tampa was a lot of fun! Played percussion and got to sing and play guitar on a quite few tunes!

Today, March 17th 2013, is a triple!! My percussion troupe Boom Goes the Dynamite is at Twin Lakes Pavillion with Paul Duffy (Ben E King, Commitments) and a few bagpipers to kick off his all day St Patricks Day Festival.

Then we are all of to The Sarasota County Fair where The Drum Studio All stars take the stage at 3:15 on the Crackerland stage.

And finally later that night Come Back Alcie is at The Five O’clock club for a special Sunday night rock fest to honor the Irish in all of us!! Hope to see ya out there and happy St Patricks Day!!

Giving Hunger the Blues is next Sunday MArch 24th, 2013! please save the date.

1 25 13 Beach Club on Siesta Key Tonight!! w/ Ben Hammond

We will be rockin the Beach Club Tonight!!2 power sets for your dancing pleasure!!
10p-12:30a  — then the DJ takes it from there!

Tonights line up – Ben Hammond (awesomeness) – Jeremy Downing (bass) – Sandi Grecco (drums) – Dan Brockstar (Guitar)

Hear the band mic’d up and pumpin!!

Awesome times right here!!

Awesome times right here!!

Tim the sound guy, really makes us sound good and LOUD!!

Come out and drink, party and have some fun with us 🙂

1 22 13 Drummin at SKOB tonight!! W/ Matt Gerhardt

IT’s the Tuesday night open Mic tonight!! Ben Hammond is handing over the keys for tonights open mic to Matt Gerhardt. Should be a great night!!  Siesta Key Oyster Bar 7pm -11 pm



12 26 12 Deckin Them Halls at SKOB (Siesta Key Oyster Bar) – Xmas Night

Drums on Christmas   Christmas Jam at SKOB last night!! The Ben Hammond Band hosts the Tuesday Night open jam at Siesta Key Oyster Bar. It was packed Christmas night and it was  fun jammin with all ya’lls – deckin them halls – Steve Duerst, Ben Hammond, Brockstar, Matt Gerhardt, Chris Otto, Thorson Moore, Will Hayes, James DaBone, Tim Eaton, Tommy Rox, Diamond D, Stewy . haha. Well anyways, Happy Holidays to everyone and looking forward to great things in 2013.

11 27 12 Great Holiday Weekend filled with music in South/ Southwest Florida!!



Hope everybody had a great Thanksgiving weekend full of Turkey, stuffing, football, family and friends 🙂

11 – 20 12 Had some fun Tuesday night at The Drum Studio when Kelly Neff stopped in to record audio and video for her latest song Two Black Crows.

11- 21 -12 Headed down to Ft Myers to Fuel -Tap and Tavern- to play Thanksgiving Eve with Halcyon

11 – 23 – 12 Then further down the road to CLUB SEVEN in Naples, FL where I provided backline (Drums, bass amp, guitar amp) for touring band Hunter Valentine. They were down here from New York to do a few shows before they took off for their tour in Japan.

After HV were all set up and ready to rock, I drove back up to Sarasota that same night to play with Ben Hammond and the boys at The Beach Club on Siesta Key. Just got word that we landed the last Friday of the month during season!!

11 – 24 -12 Drove back down south, this time over to South Beach in Miami, FL!! Providing backline for Hunter Valentine for the White Party held at Nikki Beach. Steph from Halcyon provided top notch sound for the girls in Hunter Valentine both nights. So much so, they want her to go on the road with them in 2013. I guess we’ll see but you never know!!

All in all a great weekend filled with friends and music. I know I am so lucky to get to do what I love to do!!

11 20 12 Another great week of gigs this past week!!

Played a great week of gigs starting last

Tuesday November 13th at Siesta Key Oyster Bar (SKOB) Tuesday night open mic hosted by Ben Hammond,

Thursday November 15 th I held my first drum Clinic at Sam Ash Music in Sarasota where I discussed my latest YouTube video’s on Rudiment’s applied to the drum set,

Friday November 16th I joined Ben Hammond for an Original Music showcase hosted by Human Condition front man  Dean Johaneson at The Cock and Bull,

Saturday November 17th I rocked north Florida with Halcyon and came home

Sunday November 18th  just in time, where The Drum Studio All Stars rocked out at The Blase’ Cafe on Siesta Key supporting a  benefit for Hurricane Sandy Relief hosted by Kettle of Fish front man Dana Lawrence.

I am so grateful to be able to do what I love to do. And for my friends who help me with my website I couldn’t post this if it wasn’t for you 🙂 Cheers!