There have always been two passions in my life, Drums and Motorcycles.
At the age of six, my father gave me my first 1974 Honda “Mr. 50.” As far back as I can remember, motorcycles have been in my blood and family. As I got older, my love for music grew exponentially and I found myself pursing drumming, not as a hobby but as a full time career.
I turned my new love for music into a professional career at the age of 22. This career has taken me all over the world, playing the same stages as my childhood idols. It has driven me and brought me back full circle to motorcycles.
While touring as a drummer for Buckcherry, in between tours and recording records, I built a motorcycle for myself for fun. I wanted to learn how to do as much as possible on my own; my father always told me, “Exhaust all efforts before you pay someone to do it.” I have a lot fantastic friends in the industry who were generous in helping me with this dream. Because of these friends, I dove into building custom motorcycles with the same love as I did for music.
To me, these two loves are one in the same. It is a creative process that starts with an idea from which you take the raw elements and time and hard work and then you watch it come to life. That is the beauty from which art is created.
I approach my builds in the same manner as I my drumming, “Less is always more.” Clean and simple lines that enhance the overall feel and look of a bike, to me, that makes a motorcycle. After all they are made to be ridden. I believe that my builds are a work of my personality.
I believe that, although many times we cannot see it, the art is there … all around us.
I am so grateful to my father for always telling me, “You can do anything you want, you just have to be willing to work for it.”