Karl was born on the Army base in Frankfurt, Germany. Growing up on the Eastern Shore of Maryland he began his musical career banging drumsticks (wooden ones, not poultry) on the floor to The Beatles.
In his first bands as a kid he was the drummer and the lead singer. Wanting to move down front he then switched to keyboards. After High School Karl moved to Southern California and added Guitar and Saxophone to his list of instruments. He then opened his own Entertainment Company and spent the next 10 years playing Weddings, Banquets, and Corporate Parties
One night Karl stumbled into (and later out of) a Dueling Piano Club in Irvine, CA and he knew instantly that he'd found his new niche. After playing in San Diego for 3 years Karl moved, in 2002, to open up a Club in Pittsburgh and that's been his home ever since.
Karl feels as though he grew up in the most exciting time period for music, the 60's and 70's. "There was such a variety of music. on any given day I would listen to Jimi Hendrix, Kansas, James Taylor, and Earth, Wind, and Fire back to back"
He has also never given up on his love for writing and recording his own original music. Check out his store to purchase and download his songs and albums.