KISS, BON JOVI, POISON, VAN HALEN
I was born and raised in Jeannette, PA and I’m proud of it! I’m a huge Jayhawk and Steelers fan. I’m divorced – I have 2 great kids: Nathan 16, Rebecca 12. My biggest infuences are my mom and dad. They’ve always made my life fun especially growing up. I started singing when I heard my first KISS album! I was in my first band in high school. We reformed 2nd Street in 2004 with my old buddies: Joe Sisti, Dave Sisti, Pete Streussnig, and Scott Passaro! What’s up guys? By a strange twist of fate, I met up with my new band mates. To all of you, I hope we all keep rolling in the same direction! What a ride so far! It’s only gonna get better. To all of our friends, family, and fans, thanks for your continued support and keep the faith! We love each and every one of you!
Lead & Rhythm Guitars
NICKELBACK, ALICE IN CHAINS, QUEENSRYCHE, MOTLEY CRUE, LA GUNS, RATT
I was born and raised in Harrison City, PA. I started playing guitar when I was about 15 years old and started my first band when I was 16. I played the local clubs in Pittsburgh back in the late 80′s and early 90′s with a band called Striknyne. Good Times! After many years away from the stage I reunited with my old drummer and guitarist from Striknyne and formed Twisted Fate. I now reside in Franklin Park, PA and enjoy a career in Real Estate with Coldwell Banker.
Lead & Rhythm Guitars / Backup Vocals
George Lynch, Warren DeMartini, Jerry Cantrell, Zakk Wylde, Dave Mustaine, Yngwie Malmsteen, Paul Gilbert, Dimebag Darrell, John Petrucci, Steve Vai, Slash, Eddie Van Halen, Ian Moore, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Kirk Hammett, James Hetfield, Chad Kroeger
I was born in Lodi, CA. My family moved back to the Penn Township area by the time I was 3-4 years old. None of my family were musicians per se but my dad and sister were constantly listening to good music. I was raised on the Beatles, Billy Joel, Eric Clapton, The Moody Blues, Van Morrison, Fleetwood Mac, Foreinger and REO Speedwagon to name a few. I started playing guitar when I was 13, and joined my current band members Mike Shusteric and Ted Boyd in the band Striknyne when I was 18. I left Striknyne in 1992. For a few years after I left Striknyne I had the opportunity to jam with some very talented people like Ted Chopak, Wayne Bartley, Chad Brumbaugh, Ted Boyd, and Pat Stack, but could never get a consistent line up together. In March of 1997 my father passed away and I lost the passion to play music for about 8 years after his passing. For some reason I began playing again in 2005 and I haven’t looked back. I helped form Twisted Fate with Mike and Ted and we added two of the greatest guys I ever met in bassist James Pompei, and vocalist Chuck “The Mayor” Stull. I currently reside in Harrison City with my beautiful wife Andrea and our 4 wonderful children, Kaitlyn, Evan, Gianna and Anthony.
ALICE IN CHAINS
Hometown: Jeannette, PA
Played with bands Zvara and Tangled Grace. I began in music by playing drums, then picked up the guitar. I then started playing bass and fell in love with it from there.
Drums / Backup Vocals
Queensryche, Alice In Chains, Def Leppard, Pantera, Motley Crue, Fates Warning, Dream Theater
I grew up in the Jeannette, PA area in a very musical family. Every member played a musical instrument and there was always singing, guitar, piano and other stuff going on. I began playing drums at a very early age and was given the opportunity to take lessons from some very talented musicians. I played drums in the Penn Trafford jazz band, concert band, and was a captain in the drum line. During and after college at the University of Pittsburgh I continued to play for many years
in several bands like Striknyne, Tangled Grace, and Sweetooth, performing live around the Pittsburgh area and recording original material. My major influences come from progressive rock, metal, and jazz. Recenently I was reunited with some of my old band members and a new front man, Chuck, to form Twisted Fate. I married Vicky Cooper in 1997 and have one son, Brendan (age 3).