Having been influenced by a musical family He began singing at age five and sang in various musical productions and theater, then started teaching Himself bass at age fourteen when He was inspired by various artists in Rock, Prog Rock, Blues, R&B, Soul, Funk, Jazz and Fusion music. He then studied music theory with Schuyler Collins from the Berkley School of Music, and voice with reknowned master vocal technician Nikki Cukor in New York after already playing and singing professionally in his first bands.
After moving to Los Angeles he was one of ten bassists picked by Billy Sheehan for the Musicians Institute Scholarship Contest. He then attended MI and graduated at the top of the class with the Vocational Honors Award and the Human Relations Award in 1995. then he began teaching at MI & Reputation and experience led Him to audition & play with Dweezil Zappa, Vonda Shepard from TV's \"Allie McBeal\" & Megadeth's Chris Poland, with whom He recorded the instrumental Rock/Funk/Jazz/Fusion record \"Chasing The Sun\". Having caught the attention of label exec Fred Brown at Warner Bros, He was referred to work with other artists such as Stan Whittaker (former guitarist/vocalist for Peter Gabriel and Happy The Man) which led to forming the band Spirit Noise with brother/drummer Rico DiCosmo. He then got the gig as Bassist & Lead Singer with Guitarist Ronnie Montrose. He worked with Warner Bros recording artist, Tracy Dawn & co-produced & played on the album \"Burnin\" for Elizabeth Wills with producer Chris Van Tassel, at Cello Studios (East West Studios). He then recorded and co-produced an EP with the band Spectrum/Worlds Apart with producer Barry Fazman of TV's ”Fame\" series, recorded the album \"Confessions\" with the band Jaded featuring Tina Yothers of TV’s “Family Ties” & recorded the album \"Good Vibrations\" with L.A.'s Rock/Reggae/Rap/Pop Band Shaka Buku. He also Co-wrote & Recorded songs with Singer/Songwriter Jamie Green for her new album \"Truce\" by (named by L.A. Music Awards as Best Unsigned Artist).
After a blistering performance in a NoHo nightclub he was hired on the spot by Producer Dave Fortman to record The 14 times Multi-Platinum album \"Fallen\" for Evanescence. The single \"Bring Me To Life\" was number one on BIllboards Modern Rock Chart. He received two Grammy certifications for ”Fallen\" which was Nominated for 5 & won 2 for Best New Artist & Best Rock Performance.
He then became the bassist for the Quintessential Rock Band Thin Lizzy from 2006 to 2008 playing with World Renowned Guitarist & Singer John Sykes, amazing original Thin Lizzy guitarist Scott Gorham & Rock Drumming Legend Tommy Aldridge & then in 2009 played Bass and Keyboards for Jason Bonham formerly of Bonham, Foreigner & Led Zeppelin.
He recently started AudioVision, A Production Company for Music Composition, Sound Design and Voiceover for TV/Film, Videogames, Radio, Internet, Commercials, Songwriting and Record Production.
English (North American), Italian, Spanish
German, Irish, Italian, North American, Russian, Scottish (Standard Scottish English), Spanish, US New York (New Jersey, Bronx, Brooklyn)
Middle Aged, Senior, Teen, Young Adult
Audiobooks, Business, Cartoons, Documentaries, Educational, Internet, Movie Trailers, Podcasting, Radio, Telephone, Television, Videogames
Professional Voice Over Professional and Singer for a Variety of projects with over 20 years of experience!
Education in Business Administration from Luzerne County Community College, Nanticoke, PA., Vocational Degree from Musicians Institute, Hollywood CA.
Computer & Software
Mac Pro 10.6.8 - Logic 9
Apollo Quad I/O, Focusrite Mic Pre, Voice Production Plug Ins
WAV, AIFF, MP3, etc.
I will deliver a Professional Voice Over production with premium audio quality in minimal turn around time for your TV/Radio, Film, Advertising, Audiobook or Internet Media Project!
Voice Over Clients
Elanco & Lilly
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