Despite being forced into piano lessons at age 8, he began to take music seriously when he discovered Rock & Roll in his early teens. He currently plays over 20 instruments.
Spiff is best known for his “one man band” concerts. Juggling up to seven instruments simultaneously without looping, he creates complete textures that are as unexpectedly musical as they are visually impressive.
His original songs range through diverse genres like Hard Rock, Classic Country, Jug Band, and Pop. He has been compared to Hank Williams, The Mountain Goats, Buddy Holly, Hot Hot Heat, Devo, and They Might Be Giants.
Spiff is also part of The Whistling Wolves, New York City’s premier American roots band.