The Pearl Sisters, Prettyboy, LimeLiters, Alpha Centori, Hevansent, Souls In Common, Decades (Guitar, KDB, vocals)
Born in Pekin Illinois, just outside of Peoria, in the late 50’s, Bruce became interested in music at a very young age due to an extremely diverse musical environment provided by a family that centered on music of all types. Nine-year private voice student and elected to All State Choir twice. Attended U.N.L.V. from 1974 – 1975 as a voice major and was the first freshman in the history of the school up to that time to be elected to “Musicum Collegium”, an institution comprised of the elite of the elite in the schools music/voice program. 1975-76 – Played drums and sang backing vocals for the Korean pop stars “The Pearl Sisters” based out of Las Vegas Nevada. 1977-80 – Freelanced as a drummer/singer for various regional acts. 1980-83 – Lead vocalist and songwriter for the Central New York band “Prettyboy”, a very popular north east rock band managed by “LimeLiters” out of Nashville Tennessee. 1984-88 – Lead vocalist/guitarist/songwriter for “Alpha Centori”, a New York band signed to the “Music America” label and managed by the “Starstruck” agency whose list of artists represented included such names as Billy Sheehan and “The Goo Goo Dolls”. 1989-98 – Formed, wrote, sang and played guitar for “Hevansent”, a band originally signed by “Aroura Records” subsequently picked up by “Beyond Records” and then toured the continent receiving sales, airplay and press around the world. Hevansent also performed with dozens of major label acts. The Hevansent “Imperfect Angels” c.d. is still selling to date on the Internet and is considered a Melodic Metal rarity.1999-2004 – Formed and toured with “Souls In Common”, a band formed from the ashes of “Hevansent”. Playing guitar and carrying the lead vocal spot, Bruce also wrote for the band and it proved to be a change in musical direction for him. After releasing the “Souls In Common” c.d. the band was offered and accepted a management deal with New York based “LuvLite Productions” and their touring calendar was handled by “ShowTime” out of Raleigh N. C2004-Present – Writing and working on a publishing deal and as one of the founding members of “Decades”, after a few year hiatus from the band, is back at the lead vocalist/guitarist/keyboard position and loving it.