gramps.doc is based in Los Angeles CA, and was born of my need to expand my styles of writing music. I play, record and produce everything I release.
gramps.doc is a blend of the two nicknames I have had. They guys in Society Gone Madd! gave me the nickname gramps. When I was in the Air Force I initialed the shift change sheet dr and they started calling me doc. So with everything now dot this and dot that, I decided on gramps.doc.
I began playing guitar in 1977 and took lessons for a few months and then taught myself by listening to records and trying to play the songs on them. While in the Air Force in the early 80's I was in a band called Stripes and we mainly did covers with a few of our own original songs. After that I changed locations and was in a metal band called Nexxt for a year or so. Then I came out west and in the late 80's to late 90's was in a band called Society Gone Madd! During that time I was also in the bands Three Women in Black and Man Can't Live.
Around the turn of the century I had my second child and my family needed me and I was done with band life so I hung up playing guitar. After a few years I got the itch to learn the piano and also broaden my composing to include Classical music so I got a digital piano and slowly began my present endeavor. As my children neared the teen years and needed me a little less I had the time and the drive to finish the 14 songs on my Helium Light Bands CD.