Jason was exposed to music at a very early age, with his father and mother spinning records of the classics like Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin and T.Rex before he was even eating solid food. His deep love for Hard Rock and Metal began to take shape in the late 70’s and early 80’s when he started listening to AC/DC and Ozzy Osbourne. The powerful chords and bluesy style of Angus Young were very enticing to his ear, but what really sent him over the metal edge was the precision, speed, intricacy and melodic abilities of Randy Rhoads on the first two Ozzy Albums. Jason notes Randy as being the reason he ever wanted to pick up a guitar, which he received as a gift from his mother for Christmas in 1984. His thirst for faster and heavier music led him to Thrash bands of the 80’s and 90’s, which he still lists as one of his top favorite genres of music.
After a long hiatus of being out of the music scene, Jason began feeling the need to express himself through his music around 2010, and over the course of the next five years found himself jamming and writing with a few different incarnations of bands that came very close, but never quite made it to the stage. When the position of bassist for Ire Clad opened up in September of 2015, Jason pounced on the opportunity to join one of his favorite bands. Although a guitar player at heart, Jason has taken to the bass quickly and is developing a love for the bass while admitting, “Bass is an entirely different animal” than guitar. Jason is excited about the future with Ire Clad and hopes to bring a new energy to the band that helps extend their fan base and musical reach outside of the central NY region.