I started out performing at coffee houses in Greenwich Village, NY at 15 years old; pass the hat, deal with the second-hand smoke. Later on, I travelled for several years with bands in the United States, Canada and the Virgin Islands. Graduated from Berklee College of Music in Boston, moved back to New York. My girlfriend lived in New Jersey. The tolls got too expensive, so we got married. The rest, as they say, is history.