I have loved music and entertainment long before I could pronounce the word spaghetti. And from the very start I have enjoyed all forms and expressions of music, but I suppose I would be less than honest if I didn’t acknowledge the Osmond’s for much of the early inspiration. Another source of inspiration was musical Hollywood, with Gene Kelly as its king, the perfect entertainer. I remember praying to God that He would let me become just like Mr Kelly. Actually, the whole truth is that I wanted to become the perfect mix of Gene Kelly and James Arness, or rather his character Zeb Machahan (who is Swedish TV’s cult figure nr 1.) I always knew God answers prayer, and crazy as it may seem, He fulfilled my boy dream; I’ve spent much of my life as a song and dance man, with lots of breaks in between in the saddle as Zeb on my family’s riding camp.Who could ask for anything more?
After growing up some, and after years of rehearsals and talent shows and blood, sweat , and tears at the Dupree Dance Academy, we packed our bags and moved to California in 1981. I was forteen years of age. There my two brothers and I geared our lives even more toward entertainment education. It was also during this period that I was touched by many artists, whose influence still affect me today. Among others there were Journey, Alan Parson’s Project, Asia, Toto, Chicago, and Kenny Loggins.
more to come…