I have a passion for music that is beyond words.
The past two years have been an amazing roller coaster ride for me that at times is beyond words.
I am sure not everyone will like the music I write and perform...
But to those who do like it..
Let music set you free.
My band Blindman is a straight up in your face Hard Rock Band..
In the tradition of classic Hard Rock Bands such as Dio..Whitesnake..
My new band that I am putting together..
Is going to me in the more melodic way of Hard Rock..
Hard rocking songs..Acoustic songs..Ballads and piano..
Really spreading my wings on this one.
From the very beginning I have always been a Les Paul Player.
Nothing like a Les Paul thru a wall of Marshall amps.
I also use and endorse Badd Custom Guitars.
My Badd Custom V has the fastest neck I have ever played.
Also a big BC Rich player.
I also use and endorse Morley Pedals,
F-Pedals and Decibel 11 Pedals.
Performing, composing, arranging, recording, producing, loving.
Blindman was formed in late 2011 with myself, drummer John Schirmer, and bassist Frank DiGanci.
While we all had a love for the same type of music, commitments on behalf of John and Frank made it impossible to carry on, as much as the three of us wanted.
In the fall of 2012 , bassist Pat Lano, drummer Nick Cioppa and vocalist Tony Monzillo came on board.
In a short period of time we recorded our debut album "Benevolent Beggar" and started a series of headlining shows in the NYC Tri-State area.
We also have been direct support for such bands as Jon Oliva (Savatage/Trans Siberian Orchestra), Black Star Riders, Kings X, etc.
September of 2014 found us replacing drummer Nick Cioppa and having special guest drummer Neal Smith from Alice Cooper perform on our new album "Begging For Mercy".
Release date for "Begging For Mercy is June/July 2015.