About the Artist
Associate of Arts Degree w/a Major in Music from Almeda University.
Recorded/produced CD of 12 original songs titled “Waitin’ for the Sun”.
Produced songwriter showcase concerts for Connecticut Songwriters Association.
Served on the C.S.A. Songwriters song screening and evaluation committee.
Semifinalist, American Song Festival Lyric Competition 7, professional category
Top 10% Merit Award in UNISONG International Song Contest professional category
Top 10% Honorable Mention in Music City Song Festival professional category.
3 Honorable Mentions in World Music Song Contest, professional category.
I authored beginners and intermediate guitar instruction manuals.
Played acoustic/electric & bass guitar & vocals for artists’ recordings.
Taught guitar, bass guitar & music theory privately & in studios for 15 years.
Played w/Country Connections' band of the year at San Dimas Holiday Inn.
Performed for Chevy Chase Country Clubs' annual summer awards dinner, Ca.
2 Private parties at Malibu Racquet Club & stars' homes in Malibu, Ca.
1 Concert with Rosalind Grahams' Gospel group for an L.A. charity.
Televised on PBS Ch. 58, "Coffeehouse" program, Marina Del Rey, Ca.
Performed at Woodland Hills, Ca. Ruebens' restaurant lounge.
Solo performance at Horseshoe Casino lounge, Bell Gardens, Ca.
Performed w/the Viva Fresh Cantina lounge house band in Burbank, Ca.
Performed at Highland Grounds, Stageleft & Know Where coffee houses in Ca.
W/Hubbard Orchestra, New Haven, Ct. Yacht Club Party for Americas Cup Winners.
Televised w/"PEGASUS" Ch. 3 Annual Muscular Dystrophy Telethon, Hartford, Ct.
Performed at the New London Holiday Inn lounge & the Mystic Steakhouse, Ct.
Televised on Ch. 22 “STARSTRUCK" talent program, Springfield, Ma.
6 concerts for Hubbard Park MPTF Summer Music Concert Series, Meriden, Ct.
Performed for New Haven, Ct. Country Clubs' annual summer barbecue party.
2 concerts for the Hartford Institute of Living, Hartford, Ct.
Performed at The Tavern on the Green, New Haven, Ct.
4 concerts, C.S.A. Songwriters’ Showcase, soloist & w/my band "PEGASUS".
Performed at the Southington Country Club lounge, Ct.
3 Band performances at Palisades Park, N.J. summer music concerts.
Performed at Powder Ridge and Mt. Southington ski resort lodges, Ct.
Played w/house bands at several N.Y. Catskill Mountains' ranch & ski resorts.
Performed at Brannigans’, The Broken Wheel and Mauris’ lounges, Ct.
Performed at Merroticas’, Jillys’, Crawdaddys’, Mickey Finns’& Petes’ in Fl.
The Songwriters Guild of America East, Associate member, New York
The Recording Academy, Miami, Associate member
American Federation of Musicians Union, Local #655, Miami
Lenny Pugliese, Professional Musician, Performer and Guitarist for the Four Seasons
Bill Leavitt, Berklee College of Music Instructor/Author, Musician and Performer
Al Faraldi, Professional N.Y. Musician, Performer and Teacher
Emile DeCosmo, Professional N.J. Musician, Performer, Teacher and Author
SONGWRITER - Catalogue of 22 copyrighted, formatted, all original songs, all styles. Lead-Sheets, lyric sheets, CD Demo disks and N.A.S. song evaluations are available. 6 Songs have won National & International songwriting awards, Semi-Finalist to Honorable Mention. Several songs published. Member of the Songwriters Guild & the Recording Academy. C.S.A. Song Screening/Evaluation Committee, Executive member. I produced several Songwriter Showcase Concerts for C.S.A. Lyricist.
MUSICIAN/GUITARIST - Acoustic/Electric Ovation and Fender Electric 6-String guitars main instruments, Fender 4-String Precision electric bass guitar second instrument. Back-up chords on Korg electric piano. All styles; Pop, Rock, Jazz, Blues and Country. Lead, rhythm and bass guitar. Live performances and recording experience. Member of A.F.M. #655 and the Recording Academy. 20 years experience teaching guitar and bass guitar. I authored beginners and intermediate guitar method books.
SINGER - Tenor to Baritone Range, All Styles; Pop, Rock, Country, Jazz, Blues. Lead singer and back-up singer. Live performances and recording experience. Shure microphones, Yamaha 250 Watt, 12 Channel sound system. Sang lead and background vocals on other artists’ recordings.
WRITER - 4 Movie Scripts; 2 Comedies, 1 Sci-Fi, 1 Ghost. All original, copyrighted, WGAw Registered, properly formatted and on computer disk. One page synopsis on each, including some referral letters. Wrote 4 Paper Back Novellas; 2 Comedies, Short Story Collection and 1 Sci-Fi. 17 Short Stories, all original, copyrighted. Several poems published. For past seven years attended screenwriting seminars, writers groups and collaborated with other writers. I authored several technical manuals. Two scripts Semi Finalists in “Fade-In” Competitions.
ACTOR - Non-union, Male, Caucasian, 55–65, Eyes – Hazel,
Hair – Gray, medium length, Weight – 150, Height – 5’8”,
Waist – 32, Inseam – 29-30, Jacket – 40 R, Shirt – 16 Medium, Shoes – 8, Hat – 6 7/8, Can wear glasses and/or earring. Principal, supporting or day player. Resume and 8”X10” b/w head-shots available on request. Produced and directed 2 Industrial/ Training videos. 35 years stage experience as an entertainer.
Associate of Arts Degree w/a Major in Music, Almeda University.
ITTT TEFL Teaching English as a Foreign Language Certification.
ITTT TEFL Teaching English to Young Learners Certification.
I taught an advanced poetry writing seminar at the University of Hartford, Ct. for Professor Paul S. Stacy of the English Department.
1 poem published in the “America at the Millennium” Poetry book.
1 song lyric published in the “On the Road” Lyricists Anthology book.
6 songs published in the “Ct. Songwriters Association Songbook”.
My movie script “GETTING AWAY” won a Semi Finalist award in the 7th Annual Fade In Screenwriting Competition.
My movie script “THE AGENDA” won a Quarter Finalist award in the 6th Annual Fade In Screenwriting Competition.
One of my songs won Semifinalist in the American Song Festival Lyric Competition 7, professional category.
One of my songs won a Top 10% Merit Award in the UNISONG International Song Contest, professional category.
One of my songs won Top 10% Honorable Mention in the Music City Song Festival, professional category.
3 of my songs won Honorable Mentions in the World Music Song Contest, professional category.
I’ve written 4 unpublished, Shunn formatted, WGAw Registered, copyrighted novellas w/a one page synopsis on each.
I’ve written seventeen copyrighted, unpublished, Shunn formatted, true-life experience short stories; three ghost stories, a travel comedy, a road trip story, three religious stories, an alien encounter story, a buried treasure story, two funny family children stories, a buddy story, childhood friend story, a drowning story, a school pranks story and a hitch hiking story.
I’ve written 4 Movie Scripts; 2 Comedies, 1 Sci-Fi, 1 Ghost. All original, copyrighted, WGAw Registered and formatted w/a one page synopsis on each.
I’ve written 22 original, copyrighted songs; both lyrics and music.
I authored a beginners and an intermediate guitar instruction manuals.
Co-authored the Ct. Songwriters Association songwriter showcase concert production procedures manual.
Served on the C.S.A. Songwriters song screening and evaluation committee.
Two of my instrumental Jazz compositions; "Honeymoon Suite" and "Lennys' Tune" were featured in the American Film Institutes' 2003 AFI Los Angeles International Film Festival and pre-event television commercials for ten days.