Music History- Bill began playing just out of high school with Ben in the band Ben & The Gentlemen, a Blues Brothers, Motown, etc... band. Bill, Ben, and Hugh are all alumni of Willowbrook High School in Villa Park, IL. Bill has a music therapy degree from DePaul University (1987), and studied with Edward Kleinhammer of the CSO for 3 years, and also studied with Mark McDunn there for another year. Along with playing in Depaul's jazz band and orchestra, he is a founding member of Planet Groove. Bill comes from a household where music was played every day, his mom sang in choirs, his dad, although never formally trained, sang, played guitar, organ, piano, trumpet, and also was a choir director his whole adult life. Bill's 4 brothers all played brass instruments.
Inspirational National Bands- Santana, Chicago, James Brown, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Earth, Wind, & Fire, Jellyfish, Los Lonely Boys
Inspirational Local Bands- Elvis Brothers, Chucklehead, Funkhouse, Johnny Socko, Dick Holliday & The Bamboo Gang, Phat Phunktion, Paul Cebar
Most Overrated bands- U2, Smashing Pumpkins
Favorite Foods- Juicy hamburger, all kinds of sandwiches, and pizza
Something No One Would Know about Bill- Coaches his son Jake's little league team, is an avid sports fan, plays basketball 2 times a week, and is a closet The Voice fan (so much so he has to tivo episodes, so he can watch after practices)!