I left high school in my senior year and joined the U.S. Army to become a Ground Surveillance Radar Technician with my friend Dave Didier; for 3 years the only thing I could think of was starting a Sound Company.  As soon as I was discharged I came back to Chicago and started working with some of my friends from high school in a band called Renegade.

It was around this time that I met Les Kurtz and we formed a sound & lighting company called "Andromeda Systems". Things were going very strong for us until Les had to leave the business to attend to family matters. Les and I often wondered where things would have went if we had stayed the course.

Along the way I met Mark Bales who owned Loud Sound, which later became Diversified Audio Group. H
e added me to his stable of quality engineers in the early 8o's. DAG is still a major factor in the Chicago Concert scene.

Over the many years which have now spanned decades, I have had the unique honor of providing FOH or On Stage Monitor duties for some of Chicago's finest Local bands & Nationally acclaimed acts as well.
National Acts

Blood, Sweat & Tears
Rare Earth
Little Richard
The Buckinghams
Chubby Checker
The Cryin Shames
New Colony Six
Atlanta Rhythm Section
Three Dog Night
Martha Reeves
Lou Rawls
The Drifters
Head East
Don Mclean
BJ Thomas
Lover Boy
The Coasters
Paul Revere & the Raiders
The Guess Who
Buddy Guy
Lonnie Brooks
Ronnie Brooks
Ides of March
The Grass Roots
Weird Al Yankovic
The Freddie Jones Band
Koko Taylor
The Marshall Tucker Band
38 Special
Head East
Knight Ranger
Greg Kihn
Edgar Winter
Greg Allman
Al Hirt
Maynard Ferguson

Local Acts

Bad Examples
Steve Dahl & Teenage Radiation with Garry Meier
Tough Love
Tres Hombres
Big Twist & the Mellow Fellows
One Way
Mickey & the Memories
The Golden Moments
The Dancing Noodles
JP & the Cats
The Legends
John Records Landecker
Bob Stroud & Rockhestra
The Fabulous Janes
Kevin Matthews
Cover Story
Libido Funk Circus
The Midway Ramblers Cajun Band
No Escape
All Night News Boys
Stevie Starlite
The Griff Band
Michael McDermont
The Neverly Brothers
The Runaways
Loose Change