Born in Philadelphia, PA, Bruce started playing the guitar at age eight. He heard “Traveling Man” by Ricky Nelson and told his mother “Someday I’m gonna play like that!”
As a teenager in Charleston, S.C., Bruce began gigging and played through high school and college. He studied guitar at the University of Southern California, and later graduated from the Guitar Institute in Hollywood, Ca. in 1979.
He toured nationally from 1980 until 1986 before settling in Orlando. From 1987-91, played in the house band at Little Darlin’s Rock and Roll Palace backing up the stars of the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s on stage, radio and television, including both seasons of Wolfman Jack’s Classic Rock. Since 1991, he has traveled worldwide with several major convention entertainers, and since 2000, as the music director for the Blues Brothers Revue sanctioned by Judy Belushi.
For over thirty years, he has had the honor and privilege of accompanying dozens of members of the Rock n’ Roll Hall of Fame including, scores of performers such as Fabian, Tommy Sands, Connie Stevens, Frankie Avalon, Johnny Ray, Roger McGuinn, Sam Moore, Gloria Gaynor, Martha Reeves, Jim Stafford, Bruce Hornsby, Sherman Hemsley, Little Anthony, Ben E. King, The Fifth Dimension, Charlie McCoy, the Nashville Now Orchestra and many more.
Wife, Lisa, is an award winning teacher. Son, Keene, attends UCF. Bruce is currently in seminary. “I am thankful for loving family, remarkable friends and to share life’s best music with great people!”