From Cleveland Ohio, Started playing guitar at age 9. played with a few garage bands during Jr. high and high school.
In the late 1980's, formed the original band ' Knightrage ' with a mellow progressive acid pop rock genre.
knightrage had 3 releases, a single in 1985 'Endless", a 9 song in 1991 ' Preminition ' , And 16 song in 2001 'What next'.
In 2011 while engaged with a re-enactment group, the ' S.C.A.', was introduced to the sounds of Blackmore's Night. and with a suggestion from wife Sherry, started to play Blackmore's Night song's in bardic compitiotions.
And from there we recruited other players and the Crystal Ball Band was formed.