Favorite bands :
Porcupine Tree, Smashing Pumpkins, Silverchair, Tool, A Perfect Circle, Incubus, Blue Oyster Cult, Van Halen, Supertramp, Audioslave, Baka Beyond, Brand X, Cactus, Blackfield, Chickenfoot, Crack the Sky, Deep Purple, Devil Makes Three, Focus, Freak Kitchen, The Section, Toto, Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Billy Cobham, Europe, Great Big Sea, Jeff Buckley, Jethro Tull, Jim O'Rourke, Kamelot, Larry Coryell, Liquid Tension, Maserati, OHM, Particle, Pink Floyd, RATM, Soulive, Asia, Spock's Beard, Sufjian Stevens, Symphony X, The Bad Plus, The Beatles, The Reign of Kindo.....The List Goes On And On.....
Favorite guitarists :
Steve Vai, Eric Johnson, Shawn Lane, Nuno Bettencourt, Mattias Eklundh, Joe Bonamassa, Al Di Meola, Guthrie Govan, Paul Gilbert, Gary Moore, Andy Mckee, Eric Roche, Tommy Emmanuel, Greg Howe, Richie Kotzen/Wilson Hawk, Mike Keneally, Mike Bloomfield, Paul Butterfield, Steve Lukather, Frank Zappa, Frank Gambale, Steve Morse - Just To Name Some....
I've been playing guitar for roughly 14 years and don't plan on stopping anytime soon. I began my musical exploration on the piano at an early age and this paved the way for my understanding of musical notation and rhythm.
Soon after, I took on percussion instruments starting in elementary school all the way through high school. What I learned through this stage was vital in my understanding of HOW things are played rather than WHAT is played. This knowledge is, I believe, one of the key elements needed to make a great composer.
I also have an abundance of experience with recording and music production. I ditched the old 4 track cassette recorder many years ago and now work with the digital side of recording, much like the rest of the world. The digital revolution has surely been kind to us musicians. I enjoy working with REASON (5.0). I consider it the most complex sequencing and looping technology that has ever hit the market.
If you would like to ask me questions, or IF YOU WANT TO WORK TOGETHER ON A PROJECT, please contact me via UG.com. I'm always wanting to dig into something new and different. Send me ideas so I can add to them and we can create something amazing that gives this website a great value!