Q: So you may not be familiar with this series of ours, but we always like to have our Feature share something fun about themselves. What’s something fun we should know about Noah?
A: I’m an expert in all instruments on Rock Band (except singing).
Q: How long have you been a resident of Central Florida?
A: I moved to Orlando in 1984 so you do the math.
Q: You and I met about 11 years ago (can you believe it?) while both working at Universal Orlando Resort. How did you come about to work there?
A: I always loved the movie Back to the Future so when Universal announced they were going to open a ride based on the film, I had to work there! I had just turned 16 when it opened so it was my first job.
Q: And you’ve held many positions with the company, including as a VIP Tour Guide. Has that been your favorite?
A: I loved my years as a VIP Tour Guide. I’d have to say it was the best job ever!
Q: During all of your days doing VIP Tours at Universal, did you meet any celebrities that you particularly enjoyed?
A: Many! I really loved Janet Jackson and Rex Smith but have to say Michael J. Fox and Steven Spielberg were probably the most memorable.
Q: What about any that were unpleasant (you don’t have to answer if you don’t want)?
A: There was one in particular that was terrible but I will have to remain professional and not call them out (you know who you are!).
Q: I know you’ve known Fred Schneider of the awesome The B-52s for many years. How did you guys originally meet?
A: We met almost 10 years ago through a mutual friend, Freddy Ehmens who owns Rock N’ Roll Heaven down on Orange Avenue (the best record store in town).
Q: And now you guys are in a band together, The Superions! How did all that happen?
A: Fred would stay at my house any time The B’s played around Orlando. I had recently bought ProTools and made a synth-lounge track. Fred heard it and wrote lyrics for it and it became our first single, ‘Totally Nude Island’.
Q: For those who aren’t familiar, how would you describe the band’s sound?
Q: Where do you guys perform?
A: We are actually getting ready for our first live performance for a charity event in New York City for World Aids Day on December 1st. We are very excited.
Q: How would you describe the Orlando/Central Florida music scene?
A: Eclectic. You have an incredible mix of rock, alternative, elctro-pop, top 40, experimental, DJ. The list goes on and on.
Q: You’ve got a Christmas album that was just released. What can we expect?
A: Not the typical.
Q: What do you enjoy doing in your free time—if you have any—in Central Florida?
A: Free time is certainly on the wane these days but I truly love all Central Florida has to offer. I love going to state parks like Blues Springs and Wekiva, visiting small, charming towns like Mt. Dora or a beautiful beach like Cocoa.
Q: Are there any “secret treasures” in the Central Florida area, people should know about?
A: The Winter Park Scenic Boat Tour.
Q: What is one piece of advice you’d like to leave with our readers?
A: If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.