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He always said he wanted to “go out, on stage in an explosion of body parts”. Tonight, the sky will crack with the lightning all his when guitar players explode around the world playing something that originated from this man as they have for over 60 years, whether they know it or not. RIP Dick Dale, King of the surf guitar! True OG DIY Punk Ethic. Here’s some memories of my time with him in the “Dick Dale School of Pain”!

Rolling Stone Obituary-

Dick Dale, King of the Surf Guitar, Dead at 82






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With Lana Dale






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Headed to one of my favorite cities in the world with a great bunch of Quebecois-

Melbourne Fest

In between performing, Benoît and friends will present two gigs at The Toff in Town, freely traversing late 60s to early 70s psychedelic-afro-funk-jazz and standards from the era.

Composer and Conductor BENOÎT CHAREST

In 2003 the animated French feature The Triplets of Belleville swept the globe, raking up dozens of awards and nominations—not to mention the hearts of countless admirers—along the way. Much of it came down to the Oscar-nominated score by Benoît Charest, which grabbed audiences by the ears and dragged them into the streets of 1920s Paris and Le Jazz Hot.

Benoît is back, and in Australia for the first time. With his Le Terrible Orchestre de Belleville he recreates live the original score as the film itself is beamed onto the big screen. Saddle up for the misadventures of a kidnapped Tour de France cyclist, his would-be rescuer grandmother and the titular trio of larger-than life divas, all accompanied by the speakeasy-slick sounds of un orchestre sans pareil.


THU 13 & SAT 15 OCT

In between performing, Benoît and friends will present two gigs at The Toff in Town, freely traversing late 60s to early 70s psychedelic-afro-funk-jazz and standards from the era.

This was such a blast to do. Benoit Chartest, the composer, brought a group of bad ass players from Montreal known as Le Terrible Orchestra de Belleville to LA to perform the music and foley along with the film for Grand Performances, downtown LA. I had to do some serious sight-reading for this one.
Triplettes of Belleville

Me at the foley table dancing on a stomp board

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Produced by Marvin Etzioni, engineered by the late David Vaught with drums/ percussion by yours truly. Some great original songs and unusual covers on here. Check the cover of No, No, No, No, for example, with that weird beat. Or the haunting cover of Born To Be Wild. Or her original song, Wild Bird.

“A jazzy/acoustic record of sparkling freshness, Jasmine Tommaso’s Listening Party is filled with true emotion. She delivers world famous covers with a new twist, and delights us with her own original tunes: an early Norah Jones meets Peggy Lee…”

It’s always an adventure working with Marvin. Creativity and the vibe are always pushing the edge. (Look up the Ross Golan And Molehead record we did a few years back). I was so grateful to work with my friend, David Vaught one last time.

Here’s some old school out-law honky tonk for ya! I played drums on it. Have a listen to the other tunes at the link. I think the whole record came out great.

Wait for the end!

(Click on the band name to hear the whole record)


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Trio Dino Soldo, David J Carpenter, Bryan Head team to record Original Male songs responding to Pop “Women-only” Anthems.

If you really want to know where we came from, it’s all out there.


The first project is an all ORIGINAL music project, though the names are borrowed from Popular Women-only Anthems from the 70s to the 21st century. The lyrics and music serve as rebuttals, refutations, and letters of reply to those Anthems.

When I was nineteen, the best musicians in school asked me to join their band at that time called Subject To Change. It felt like breakthrough for me. We had a great time and became best friends. Cut to a “few” years later, Dino Soldo, David J Carpenter and I made a new record as Y-Chrome Adam. Felt like slipping on old shoes, only much more bad ass shoes than we had then. Hope you enjoy it!

New In-Ear Monitors!

JH11 pro = dual bass driver = BOOM
Thanks JH Audio!!