Originally from downtown Union City, now residing in Bayonne, Jersey
City-born Dennis "Woody" Alfonso has been slapping the skins since he
was six years old. At age eleven, Woody lost his left leg due to
cancer and spent three years in Mt. Sinai Hospital in New York City.
Although a tragic time, Woody found a light side to the pain.
He practiced everyday on a practice pad set that his parents had
purchased for him during his stay at the hospital. As the years
passed by, his drumming and percussion skills would increase by performing with many different types of bands and solo musicians.
Plenty of musicians have influenced Dennis' playing such as Buddy
Rich, Bernard Purdie, Steve Gadd, Vinnie Caliuta, Dave Abruzzese, Matt
Cameron & the three Chads- Chad Smith, Chad Gracey, and Chad Sexton.
Dennis hopes that he can someday influence someone the way that these
musicians have influenced him.