Frank Beard

Frank Beards’ drumming on ZZ Tops’, “Tres Hombres” album is some of the most underrated ever, but hearing the intro to, “Master of Sparks”, a track from this album, provided the original, “spark” that ignited my lifelong dream of writing and playing on such a recording myself. BD

Billy Cobham

Billy is without a doubt my, “main” drumming influence. His style is inventive, groundbreaking, powerful and inimitable. As an added bonus, Billy also possesses a beautiful demeanor, sense of humor, intelligence and speaking style that are likewise as much an inspiration to me as his drumming and composition. BD