Ron started playing drums in the fourth grade after seeing future band mate Lou Gramm of Foreigner play the snare drum in the Star Spangled Banner at Thomas Edison elementary school in Gates, New York.
"Some years later, Lou started to show up at some of my shows. I couldn't figure out why, as he was a drummer as well. As it turns out, Lou was looking for a drummer who could replace him in BLACKSHEEP, while he went upfront to pursue his career, as a lead singer." The rest is history.
Ron is best known for his work with BLACKSHEEP (which featured Lou Gramm of FOREIGNER), CHEATER, LIGHTYEARS, (with Billy Sheehan of MR. BIG), TERRA NOVA, AND THE SHAKES (produced by Jeff Tyzik.) Tyzik won a Grammy for producing the Tonight Show Orchestra with Doc Severenson.)
Some other mentionable bands would be Rooster, Fire Cat, Silver, Jam Factory, Silent Scream, Red Heart, Targa, Zulema, Blue Ice, Big Ugly Band, CRC, and the reformation of Buxx with Martin Victor.
Ron's drumming career has spanned 35 years of professional performing, and includes tour dates with KISS, TEN YEARS AFTER, PROCOL HAREM, TODD RUNDGREN, ZZTOP, TED NUGENT, and many others.
Blacksheep (Chrysalis Records)
Blacksheep (Capitol Records)
The Shakes (produced by Jeff Tyzik)
Ron was inducted into the Buffalo Music Hall of Fame in 1986 after winning best rock drummer for three consecutive years. He is currently doing local session work, and runs his own digital recording studio, which went public this year. 9-LIVES is his labor of love, and it shows on stage. Ron can also be seen every Wednesday at Big Uglys nightclub with the Big Ugly Band, and also every Sunday at Gonzo's with the CRC band, in his hometown of Lockport, New York.