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       I was born and raised in Washington DC, followed by eleven years 

in San Francisco, and I now reside in Barcelona.  Check out my work below

if you are looking for a band for a concert or special event, or music for a film or commercial. Or if you are looking for a actor, comedian or voice                                     profesional  for film, commercial or radio. 


I started playing music as part of the legendary Washington DC punk and rock scene of the 1980's, the same scene out of which Dave Grohl, Henry Rollins, Ian MacKaye and Jon Spencer's Blues Expolsion emerged.


In San Francisco I was a founding member of Big Blue Hearts (Geffen Records) and played with/jammed with Eric Mcfadden, Paula O'Roarke (Eric Burdon and The Animals, Shaunna Hall (George Clinton & Funkadelic, 4 Non Blondes), Ben Barns (Les Claypool of Primus) George Clinton, Pat Macdonald, The Brown Fellinis and members of bands such as The Dead Kennedys to The Doobie Brothers. And I have recorded with John Anaya (Tom Waits, Cake) and Justin Phelps (Amanda Palmer, Mars Volta, Neville Brothers, Mr. Bungle) 


Currently living in Barcelona I currently play in original bands Bannister Ride, Coyote and the Lip, The Near Death Ensemble,  , Dirty Santos, The Gangsters of Love and The Lowdown. I have also played in projects with Paula O' RourkeAmanda Jayne, Tori Sparks, Leslie Helpert, Sinead Savage , Samantha de Siena and Carrie Lewis. And I recorded an album with guitarist J21 with featured musicians from King Crimson, Frank Zappa, David Bowie and Prince.  


In 2013 I was featured on the cover of international magazine Total Guitarra, and I have also been in Rolling Stone, Alternative Press, MYV, TV3 and RCTV. I am also the founder of Acoustic Anarchy and Catalunya curator for The Acoustic Guitar Project and I have recorded over 15 albums of original music.  


My first film was in Washington DC with a small role in the classic B-Movie Run of the House. In San Francisco I did voice over for local radio stations and was a writer and comedic performer for the legendary weekly live sketch comedy The Chris Carney Show. I also was a member of the group The Surreal Avengers that mixed live music,  performance art and theatre. 


In Barcelona I had a small role in the Catalan feature film La Isla de Toth (2010) directed by Hector Morgan. I also had my poster art featured in scenes of the film Biutiful starring Javier Bardem and directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu.  I also did voice work for Radio Europa and Europa FM and commericial spots. 


In 2011 I did the live film score for the play Bloody Christmas. In 2013 I was a featured artist in the music documentry IL Sense della Banda by director Gianluca Mingotto. That same year I also was both production manager and film composer for the Playboy produced erotic film All in the House.  


In 2015 I had a supporting actor role in the feature film Waratah directed by Hector Morgan (which features seven of my songs)  and the series This New World my Marco Bazzi and Gianluca Mingotto. Both will be released in 2016. Both also have played many international film festivals in USA, Europe, Russia and China and have won many awards. Additinally In 2016/17 I played myself in the music short documentry/mockumentry webseries Coyote and the Lip.  I also played myself in a new erotic film by Erica Lust.


I am presently a radio personality and DJ on Barcelona City FM and clubs in Barcelona.

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                                     SPECIAL EVENTS 


My bands The Gangster of Love and The Lowdown are available for Special Events and have played in San Francisco and Catalunya for companies such as Microsoft, Apple, Yahoo, TV3 and also weddings in Barcelona and Catalunya in some of the           most beautiful villas and castles here in this Beautful country. I normally do these shows with mu long time singing partner Danny the Lip, who is orginally                                              from Atlanta and New Orleans. 


               Click the photo below for the link to Danny the Lip's Site 

               You can support me here:




BANNISTER RIDE and acting roles in upcoming major films and series.

See my Facbook page for more info.






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