about

Leo with animal heads in the background

 

I am a singer songwriter, musician and composer. I primarily perform on the requinto and cello. 
I perform and record both as a solo artist and as the lead singer/songwriter for the Gonstermachers. I am currently in postproduction on the fourth CD of my compositions and writing the material for my fifth.

I recently toured Africa sponsored by the State Department (US Embassy in Senegal), been nominated for Australia’s Bluestar Award, charted #14 nationally in Roots and Blues airplay and have been the recipient of a Meet the Composer Grant and several commissions.  I receive airplay in the US, Europe and Australia.

I am the founding member of the Gonstermachers and the main songwriter in the group. I often play my electric music songs in a solo acoustic arrangement and vice versa.

In addition to being a songwriter I am also a filmmaker and a composer. My music has been heard internationally in Edinborough, Toronto, Montreal, Barcelona, etc. I have received dozens of commissions for film scores, dance productions, theater performances and accompaniment for visual arts installations.

Locally I have performed and/or exhibited at the Redhouse, Jazz Central, Everson Museum of Art, Alfred University, Pyramid Art Gallery, Spark Gallery, Syracuse University, Lemoyne College, Cazenovia College and many other venues.