I grew up in San Diego and started out playing in my father’s swing band at 15 years old first playing trumpet then guitar and drums and being the youngest member of the local musicians union 325 at the age of 17. later forming rock bands performing throughout San Diego and had air play on KGB 101 FM featuring my original music. Was a blast to play weekends in Rosarito Beach Mexico as well in the band at the time Baja Scream.
Baja Scream and other bands of mine would later start extensively touring to Japan, Okinawa, Korea, Guam, Iwo Jima, Marcus Island, Johnston Atoll, Hawaii, Philippines, Thailand and Australia. This would also double as a surf safari bringing our surfboards with us paddling out in all the stops that had waves.
I relocated to Oahu Hawai`i in 1988 to play for a dance hall reggae band called Wisdom Tree. This lead to me playing in a Top 40 group that was the house band that summer at the Blue Water Cafe on Kuhio avenue right in the heart of Waikiki. I also had extended dates at Wave Waikiki and the Tom Selleck owned Black Orchard restaurant.
It was during this time that my agent in Honolulu started booking me for more touring worldwide.
I began repeated tours in over 15 countries filling every page on my passport and performing well over 1000 shows alone for our military stationed abroad. We even played for troops a couple months after the gulf war in Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Safron Iraq.
While touring Asia I opened up for Skid Row, Quiet Riot and Shaggy.
I played after Ozzie in Korea and had the pleasure of Zakk Wylde sitting in with my band.
By 1992 I had made Maui my home base while still extensively touring overseas. After the tours back home I was very fortunate to play Hawaiian music in every major resort on the island. I was a staff musician for the prestigious Old Lahaina Luau. With my rock band never leaving my side on the island we would frequently play at the Hard Rock Café, Moose McGillycuddys, Blue Tropics, Longhis and Club 505 and flying back and forth to Oahu playing shows at Wave Waikiki. We would later start a year tour performing in Alaska, Guam and Los Angeles.
Back on Maui I played for Manutea and Tihati productions, Ho`okani Band opening up in Moloka`i with Pound 4 Pound. I also played with Mondokane on Maui and in Lana`i. In Maui i also performed with Na Hoku Hanohano award winner Cody Pueo Pata, Lono, Lahaina Grown and with family members of Willie K at the Paniolo Show Ka`anapali train station. I even sat in at times with one of the original ali`i members of Don Ho, Rudy Akino at the Ka`anapali Beach Resort. I brought the New Year in 4 years in a row performing at the Hana Hotel Maui.
In 2003 I relocated to North Carolina continuing the touring in my rock bands in Asia on average 5 months a year. After the tours i would forward my continued passion for Hawaiian music meeting Asa Young and Michael Five O Ebalaroza from Oahu to form the Hawaiian Kine Band who has opened several times now for The Makaha Sons, Patrick Landeza, Pate and performed for several hula halau competing in the Orlando Florida Ho`ike Hula competitions.
In 2008 on Oahu I performed at the Royal Hawaiian Hotel patio reception before the opening ceremony of the Hawaiian Legends Awards. I also performed at the Hawaiian Music Awards, that same month back to Maui at the Sheraton Ka`anapali with Mondokane.
In combination of my love to rock, In 2009 I started a Polynesian production company called Hula Carolina that provides entertainment as I was taught to perform from the many influences of the Polynesian shows I had been privileged to be a steady part of over the many years I lived on the beautiful island of Maui "Maui No Ka Oi" I still and always will love to play my guitar and write music to share with the world.