Jeff was born in Houston, Texas and has lived in California, Oklahoma, Indiana, Missouri and Alabama. He has called Birmingham, Alabama home for the last 20+ years, and finds it much to his liking. He was an automotive mechanic for several years before returning to college, and became an educational program developer with a national automotive training provider. He currently teaches at a college in the Birmingham area.
Jeff has always had an artistic bent and a love of music, and at 18 he discovered the guitar. Rock and Roll has been his driving force, but he loves all types of music, including classical. He has been playing guitar, singing, and writing songs for 25 years.
Jeff’s first professional experience was as an acoustic solo act, playing songs by the Eagles, Credence Clearwater Revival, and others, along with his own tunes. Shortly after his arrival in Birmingham, he met the other members of DNA and they formed the band, with Jeff on lead guitar and all members on vocals. Here, Jeff developed his flair for guitar. DNA played a variety of music, mostly in the vein of Crosby, Stills, & Nash, the Doobie Brothers, and other classic rock staples, as well as original songs written by any or all of the band. They played many club dates and benefits, and their signature tune, Daydreams, received some local airplay. The band went their separate ways early in the 1990s, remaining good friends and keeping in touch. In 1992, he and a friend started a rock and roll/blues band called the Mojos, with Jeff on lead vocals and second guitar. The Mojos were very successful on the local and regional scene throughout the 90s, with many regular club gigs and events. When the Mojos came to an end in 2001, Jeff and the rest of DNA renewed their association, working up more cover tunes and new originals. DNA presently plays gigs occasionally, mostly for fun and to keep their “chops” up, and the members are aggressively seeking to place their songs with established artists or publishers. Their songs are versatile enough to have appeal across several genres, including pop, rock, country, and MOR.
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