"My mom and dad would play Lil'
Wally & Marion Lush records on this old GE record player in
the living room. When my father's youngest brother Larry was discharged
from the service in 1968 he lived with us for a couple of years.
He was the person with the Versatones albums. I remember looking
at those old album covers and thinking to myself...'This is what
it's all about!).'"
When did you start playing an instrument?
"I was 9 years old when I asked
my parents for drum lessons. They decided playing the Accordian
would be easier on their nervous system. I began playing the Concertina
in 1985. I'm still trying to figure the damn thing out!."
What bands have you played with?
1982 - 1984
1984 - 1986
Bruno Mikos & The Harmony Stars
1986 - 1990
This - n - That
1991 - 1995
2002 - 2003
Tower City Drive
Also performed with Marion Lush, Polka Country Musicians,
Henny & The Versa J's, Dynatones & Trel Tones.
Old Country Polish Polkas - WRS
A Little Of This-N-A Little Of That - WRS
The New Generation - WRS
compilation with TBC
A Very Merry Polka Christmas - WRS
Blue Magic - WRS
Down Through The Years - WRS
From The Heart Of It All - WRS
It's Showtime - Peppermint
What is your favorite recording that you recorded
What are your favorite bands and which ones
had the greatest influence on you?
"Marion Lush, Eddie Blazonczyk's Versatones
1963 - 1979."
Who are your favorite instrumentalists?
"Early influences that I still rely on for
inspiration are Wally Maduzia and Rich Sendra. Presently there are
many box players that have taken the instrument to that 'next level'."
Who are your favorite vocalists?
"Marion Lush & Eddie Blazonczyk Sr."
"I have to play the drums someday. I want
to be a tall Bobby Zima."