A veteran of the Arizona metal and hardcore scene, I have played in numerous bands in the Phoenix metro area . Most recent bands include Crimson Reign, a power metal outfit with one album out and working towards our sophomore release on Slavedriver Records. The band is fresh off its first international festival appearance opening the mainstage at Hell and Heaven Fest 2018 in Mexico City, the band has also done gigs with Evergrey, Sirenia, Arkona, Soulfly, and John 5 in the past year. My other band which I gig in is Downhill Trend, a straight up hard rock act with lots of dual lead guitar work. I have been playing guitar since the age of 14 and am always working hard to get better at my craft, it was a natural progression for me to get into music as my stepfather was a touring guitarist with Tommy Bolin and we always had guitars in the house and he was always taking on students. I have always been into Dean Guitars since I saw my first magazine ads when I was around 13 years old. Got my first two in 2004 both USA custom shop models, a 1996 79 V cherry red mahogany with ivory binding and ebony fretboard and a Time capsule ML purple burst with flame top cream binding and ebony fretboard. Been a loyal Dean player since 2004.