Eric Says:

Mike with guitar Hello all!!!  Steve has requested a bio, so here we go!!!!!
Music, where it all started! : age2 the Beatles!!! I am the youngest of 5 in my family so I was exposed to a variety of tunes from Streisand to Iron Maiden! from Jazz to classical.  Thank goodness no show tunes!! I have always wanted to play every instrument so I started with trombone because of "Chicago" & Blood,Sweat & Tears. From then it was trumpet to drums all the while trying to learn guitar (I find guitar difficult, also keys).  I played bass for about 2 years with Mike in another band.
I haven't played horn since I got married 11 years now, but its still in my heart.  I sing with the same instincts as if I were still playing the horn. I did attend Berklee during '85 - '86.  I worked 3 jobs to go, paid for the first semester, my mom paid for the second and the teachers went on strike!!!! Nice!!!! I concentrated on drums while I worked with my dad as a finish carpenter, played in a lot of bands on drums (never sang). 1999 started singing a little bit, with the 2nd child on the way covered vocal for my wife (Becky) while she was on bed rest. Caught the vox bug then!! I am still learning every day.  I can't say that I've mastered all the instruments but I have enjoyed every minute of music.  Current influences: Spock's Beard, Flower Kings, Kansas, Yes, Rush, everything prog.  Others; Toad the Wet Sprocket, Verve Pipe, Guess Who, Jars of Clay (so little space). Vocal influences: Steve Walsh, Neil Morse. I will include more later. E. Mike also with guitar.