KEYBOARDS / VOCALS
Growing up in Santa Barbara, California, Larry fell in love with music at a young age, and was particularly inspired by the evocative power of synthesizers as displayed by early progressive rock innovators like Rick Wakeman, Tony Banks and Keith Emerson. His musical career began modestly with several local bands, but eventually he moved to Seattle to join his first full-time touring band, Pulse, which played rock clubs throughout the Pacific Northwest and Alaska. After spending a year in a another touring band, he co-founded the band Secrets, whose career would span 12 years working across the entire western United States, playing rock covers along with many of Larry’s original songs. His bandmates included such luminaries as Boston lead vocalist & guitarist David Victor and symphonic rock recording artist Lana Lane, and they did studio recording work with Satriani engineer John Cuniberti and Bay Area violinist/harpist Carlos Reyes. Larry’s bands also shared billing with stars including Maria Muldaur, Richard Marx and Elvin Bishop, and he worked a stint as multi-keyboardist in the orchestra for a Santa Barbara production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “Jesus Christ Superstar”, featuring the stars of the film, Ted Neely, Carl Anderson and Yvonne Elliman.
Over the years Larry has mastered many classic keyboards including the Fender Rhodes, Minimoog, Hohner Clavinet, Yamaha DX7, Roland Jupiter 8, Korg M1, Roland S50 sampler, and Yamaha CP-80 Electric Grand Piano. He currently performs with Roland and Nord keyboards.
The music of Foreigner is the perfect fit for Larry’s skill set, with its rich tones and complex synthesizer patterns interwoven with expressive piano and soaring organ textures, all in the context of hard-driving rock & roll.