John started playing drums in the school band at the age of twelve. He joined his first rock band at sixteen. During the years that followed he was a member of numerous bands playing everything from metal to country. In the late 90’s John was the drummer for the original metal band Guardian X, but with the birth of his first daughter in 1998 he retired from music. John never abandoned his love for “making noise” and a 2014 chance run-in with longtime friend and Soundsmyth bassist Ken Beuoy opened the door for his return to music. “The chemistry was instant...the fellowship that followed was almost scary worth the wait! I’m proud to be the missing piece in a very remarkable project and a part of the family”.