After graduating from DePaul University School of Music, he embarked to Hollywood, CA to attend Musician’s Institute where the culmination of everything musical would continually drive him. At the time, he wanted to explore the vendor & manufacturing side of the business, as well as learn all technical aspects of amplification at Groove Tubes under the legendary Mr. Aspen Pittman.
He also worked as a roadie, guitar tech and stage hand at the House of Blues, Coachella Music Festival, & San Diego Sports arena gaining the behind the scenes experience for creating a major concert event. John has also deep knowledge of digital recording and software consulting on all aspects of building and designing recording and project studios. This included the conversion of the old Groove Tubes warehouse into a ProTools Studio with 24 channels of GT tube mic preamps, GT tube compressors, GT microphones, alongside a huge array of all the classic vintage microphones that made music history on many great albums.
John's love of playing never stops and he can be seen on many stages through out the Los Angeles music scene as lead guitarist for the original heavy metal band, NightSword, a classic metal cover band called That Metal Band, and a Zakk Wylde/ Black Label Society tribute band called Doom Crew, L.A. Chapter.