I have been friends with Badfinger’s last surviving member, Joey Molland since The Fab Five first opened & backed him at the amazing concert event called “Liverpool UK to Liverpool USA” on Feb. 9, 2004.  It was the 40th anniversary of The Beatles’ landmark appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show – over 1,000 people braved an ICE STORM, and jammed into the Liverpool (NY) Holiday Inn Convention Center!  

I’ve been blessed to have performed with Joey locally in Syracuse at BeatleCuse 2014 & 2017, Turning Stone Casino,  and Dinosaur BBQ…but also internationally at the ‘Festival of Friends’ in Ontario, Canada, and the legendary ‘Cavern Club’ in his (and The Beatles’) hometown of Liverpool, England.  But the biggest blessing of all was accompanying him on a 3 week tour of Australia in 2009, along with Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Terry Sylvester of The Hollies.  What a dream come true! 

Since 2011, I have served as webmaster for Joey’s official website that honors the classic “Original Badfinger” lineup of Pete Ham, Tommy Evans, Mike Gibbins and Joey – www.BadfingerSite.com , as well as www.Facebook.com/OriginalBadfinger .

My passion for Badfinger’s music led me on this amazing journey, and I can never express enough gratitude to Joey for including me in his travels these past 14 years.

I helped Joey develop an acoustic storyteller show, designed for intimate sized audiences throughout the country – “Badfinger, Beatles & Beyond”.  Joey shares the tales behind the songs we know & love, from his childhood following in the footsteps of his hometown heroes, The Beatles to the breakup of Badfinger in 1974.  I have the pleasure of accompanying him on guitar & piano, and singing some harmonies.

In between the songs, he lets fans become “flies on the wall” with tales of being in the studio with John Lennon for the Imagine LP & George Harrison’s All Things Must Pass triple album, on stage with Ringo Starr, Eric Clapton and Leon Russell at the Concert For Bangladesh, and US/UK tours with The Who, The Rollings Stones, Faces/Small Faces and more!