Johnny Turk History
I joined schoolmates Abe Feler, Steve DeYoung, and Ian Cooney at the age of 15 to form my first band, The Family Jewels, in the suburbs of Montreal, Canada and have been rocking ever since. Over the years, my love for music grew along with my ability to play multiple instruments including the mandolin, flute, sax, guitar, and bass.
I have studied classical and jazz guitar extensively with several Dennis Sandole disciples including Rick Giordano, Bill Walton, and Jimmy Zalesky. I've also participated in the music performance program at Glassboro State College (now Rowan University) as a voice major and performed in a number of operas including La Traviatta, Les Mamelles, and HMS Pinafore. Scroll down to see and hear the various rock and pop bands I've played with over the years including Magic Bus, Jasper, The Johnny Turk Band, Trash Radio and others. Click on the audio and video links to get a sense of what we sounded and looked like and please forgive the technical audio/video quality as it doesn’t measure up to today’s standards - after all, some of this stuff dates back 50 years ;)