Musical Influences & Inspirations

For over 50+ years my musical ambition, motivation, and inspiration has been powered by the following bands and artists:

This is a broad overview of the many artists whose music has captured my attention, inspired me & motivated me to learn how to play a few instruments and grasp today's technology decently enough to create some pretty cool contemporary pop/rock instrumental music. 

  

- Genesis

- The Beatles 

- George Harrison

- Lindsey Buckingham

- Anthony Phillips

- Fleetwood Mac

- Led Zeppelin

- Steve Rothery

- Peter Frampton 

- Pink Floyd 

- Steve Hackett

- Renaissance 

- Yes

- Herb Alpert  

- Trevor Rabin

- Cocteau Twins  

- David Gilmour 

- Marillion 

- Rush 

- America

- Leo Kottke

- Robin Guthrie 

- Supertramp

- Def Leppard 

- The Hollies  

- Simon & Garfunkel

- Van Halen

- Abba 

- The Mamas & The Papas  

- Ray Conniff

- Tears For Fears 

- The 5th Dimension 

- Jellyfish  

- Tom Petty 

- Split Enz 

- Traveling Wilburys  

- ELO (Jeff Lynne) 

- Cocteau Twins 

- Robin Guthrie 

 - XTC 

- Brian Wilson  

- Marillion 

- It Bites 

- Kevin Gilbert - 

- Neil Finn