Denise started playing drums at the age of 16. She quickly formed a band with high school friends and performed several shows throughout the Bay Area with her first show landing at the infamous Stone in San Francisco. Denise was determined to prove herself as a drummer, not as a “female drummer.” She began doing so after accepting tours with Merl Saunders, and Eric Martin (Mr.Big) as well as several indie artists around town. Denise quickly gained endorsements from Paiste, Regal Tip and Evans. She has recorded several major label albums and a handful of Indies. She has toured the US, Japan and Europe multiple times. Denise is currently doing session work and playing with Eric Martin and Mojo Rising.