– Drums and lead vocal
Sy continues his role in The Reagan Years
by singing songs behind the drums and fronting the band with sequenced tracks. The “new wave” classics showcase his vocal strengths. Before T.R.Y, Sy played drums in several other original bands such and the Mid-Atlantic heavy metal act, SHOCK LaRue, late 90's college alternative, Aislynn and post - modern alternative (authentic new wave) Return To Zero. Critics and club goers took notice to his abilities and Sy was honored several years in Mid-Atlantic music polls. Back in the day, industry contacts awarded him with endorsements for Vic Firth drumsticks, Slingerland and Stingray drums, PureCussion R.I.M.S. and Geddit Drumwear.
Sy is still on the active artist roster of
In the Summer of 2006, Sy constructed a Smiths / Morrissey cover band called Girlfriend In A Coma with TRY guitarist, Glenn Riley.
The group was on a hiatus until January 2012. See them now.
Sy's current gear consists of:
Sy met Thomas Dolby in 2006
acoustic Drum Kit
Drum Workshop Collectors Edition drums
Roland drum triggers
Simmons SDS-9 (80's vintage) drum triggers
S&S Industries drum triggers
Wham-O frisbee triggers
Pearl cymbal holders
Gibralter drum rack
exclusively DW Pedals
Alesis DM5 drum brain
Korg synth module
laptop for fast midi patch changes and disk storage
SHURE Beta SM58 wireless microphone
SHURE PSM900 In Ear Wireless Monitor system
SHURE dual driver ear buds
SKB, Gator and Nahas Engineering custom crafted cases
Sy met the Goo Goo Dolls at Merriweather Post Pavillian
Thanks to Mike Kaufman from MIX 107.3 for the opportunity!
Sy says that when his hair was longer, he wass often mistaken for Andy Dick, but you can be the judge.