I am so incredibly proud to announce this partnership with the highest honor… I am the newest member of the Vater Percussion Family. Vater’s dedication to their finest quality drumsticks is unmatched.

Ever since discovering their “perfectly matched” pairs in little ol’ Music Villa in Bozeman, Montana, I’ve not found an unbalanced pair to date, almost 30 years later. I will be playing Vater’s American Hickory Power 5B Acorn sticks (wood tip). These sticks have a perfect balance, extra 1/2” length beyond a standard 5B stick, and my favorite tip to avoid pitting drumheads while maintaining a great balance and rebound in heads and cymbals.

Thanks for welcoming me to the team, Chad Brandolini! I’m honored and inspired!
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Rose Festival RoZone will rock as 105.9 The Brew brings Tribute Fest to the Lanphere Auto Group Stage on Friday, June 1, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. Admission is only $8 (concert is included FREE with CityFair admission)!

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Bringing together some of the most recognizable acts from that great decade LOST 80’S LIVE takes its iconic tour to VEGAS. Fans can expect to see 18 quintessential acts, such as A Flock of Seagulls, Wang Chung, Farrington and Mann the original vocalists of “When in Rome UK”, Animotion, The Romantics, Missing Persons, Naked Eyes, Men without Hats, Nu Shooz, Book of Love, Bow Wow Wow, and more!

The Washington State Fair will take you back in time, when the Lost ’80s Live Tour comes to Puyallup on Monday, Sept. 3, part of the Columbia Bank Concert Series.

The show will feature A Flock of Seagulls, Wang Chung, Farrington and Mann original voices of When in Rome UK, Naked Eyes & Animotion.

For decades, I’d dreamed of playing Summerfest in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Every year, between 800,000 and 900,000 music fans pack an 11-day festival of the widest range of bands on the planet. This year, A Flock of Seagulls share the day with Dave Matthews Band (Carter Beauford, ladies and gentlemen!!!), Rick Springfield, Pat Benetar, Greta Van Fleet, The Neighborhood, Wishbone Ash, Edgar Winter Band, Fastball, Great White, Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers, Lynch Mob and Nick Lowe and Los Straitjackets. If that isn’t the craziest pairing of bands, I dunno what is!

Check out the lineup in it’s entirety, and get your tickets booked if you want to be part of the fun!

We had such a great time playing with a whole group of our 80s friends at Microsoft Theater for 80s Weekend 5 in Los Angeles. I personally love playing this song so much!  The electronic triggers aren’t coming through too well on this clip, but the energy’s good from this fan-filmed show:

Here’s another angle from the same show:

 

One of my favorite bucket list items to cross off, I made my first tandem skydive at Skydive Oregon, celebrating my friend Dani Rexine’s birthday. Can’t wait to do that again!

K-EARTH 101’s Totally 80’s Live is back at the Honda Center on January 26th with a totally awesome line-up that will make you want to break out the neon!


K-EARTH 101’s Totally 80’s Live with Boy George, Adam Ant, A Flock of Seagulls and The Bangles!

Also featuring Violent Femmes, Salt N’ Pepa, The Romantics, Tone Loc, Grandmaster Flash & the Furious Five, Dramarama, Sugar Hill Gang and Nick Heyward of Haircut 100!

Tickets are available at ticketmaster.com or keep listening for your next chance to win!