New York City
I was part of the music scene that was CBGBs and Max’s Kansas City in the late 70s and 80s. We were playing the same time Blonde, The Talking Heads, Ramons and The Shirts were just being noticed by Sire Records.
I started playing the piano at nine years old and then to accordion since my father Aldo use to play accordion when I was a child growing up. There was a time my 4th grade Catholic school class that one of the 12 pupils in my classroom stood up and played his accordion. His name was Gregory Sinclair and I noticed how he instantly became the focus of everyone’s attention. I thought that I had that same advantage since my dad played the same instrument. I asked my dad to teach me. later, when I went to Boynton Beach Junior High School, I wanted to be in the marching band.…