Glen started out as a kid on the drums, turning pro at the age of 18, up until then he played at the local pub and backyard parties with his original band . Still in high school, not being old enough to drink but playing in a sweaty over capacity filled pub. He lived with his drum teacher for a time and did meat deliveries for a local butcher part time so he could sit in the shed and practise all day every day. He wanted to be the best. He would sit in on his teachers jazz gigs in Sydney, sweating bullets of fear, fumbling through drum solos to full jazz seasoned listening audiences. It was whilst sitting in a recording session, when he first wanted to take it more seriously, he struggled to read a chart for a client , and in that moment he decided it wasnt good enough.
Amongst concept show bands and other original projects he joined a locally successful band called "the View" who would gig three or four times a week supporting some of the big acts of that time in the late 80"s . Hoodoo Gurus , Spy versus Spy, Rat Cat, Choir Boys, Boom Crash Opera, The Divinyals, Red Gum....etc
At this time Glen took the radical side step in the hope to further his skills by auditioning for the Royal Australian Navy Band. He was accepted and moved to Melbourne to study keyboard percussion, to learn to read, and discover the full spectrum of being a pro musician . Glen was taught by the best drummers in Melbourne at the time . Graham Morgan, Frank Corniola, Virgil Donati and Darren Farugia. He went on to become a great big band Jazz drummer performing at the Opera House, Melbourne Concert Hall, Sydney town hall with the like's of James Morrison, George Golah, Kevin Hunt and Don Burrows. He also had a flair for the tympanies in which the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra took a liking to.
It was his time stationed in Sydney when he first picked up the microphone by accident. being dobbed in by colleagues, he soon became the main front man for the Navy Band.
After his release from duties he slipped back into Sydney gigs, back on the drums, forming a small trio which went onto become a 7 piece band that opened for every Cronulla Sharks home game.This moved Glen into larger circles and into the corporate world. Bledisloe Cup ,AFL, NRL, Cricket Australia , Netball, and Royal Randwick to name a few.
After ten years of playing with bands like Cold Chisel, the Village people, Marcia Hines, Lee Kernigan, Guy Sebastian and too many to name drop, Glen took another avenue in the way of musical theatre. Glen took the lead role in a show written by Jon English and performed the world premier in front of sold out crowds in Sydney with some of the original cast of the recorded soundtrack in the front row. Jon English, Trevor White and John Waters. He then went onto play Jesus in Jesus Christ Superstar.
Once again Glen changes tack and decides to jump on a cruise ship and play Jazz for six months all over the world.
He resides on the mid north coast now and performs solo and with his band, all over the East coast.
He recently won the Triple M National vocal competiton , toured three states with a hand picked band by Jimmy Barnes, Dave Gleeson and Mark Gable. In January he was baptised into the Tamworth Country music festival. At present he is concentrating on his original song writing and performing and continuing to entertain. He loves his cows and the surf isnt far from home.......