Favorite bands :
The Derek Trucks Band, The John Mayer Trio, Elbow, Incubus, James Brown, Jeff Buckley, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Oh Laura, John Scofield, Modest Mouse, Ratatat, Muse, Radiohead, Stereophonics, Super Furry Animals, The Beatles, Coldplay, The Killers, Cat Empire, Tom Petty, Weezer, Youngblood Brass Band, Beirut, Boards of Canada, Bob Dylan.
Favorite guitarists :
Joe Satriani, Paul Gilbert, Wes Montgomery, John Mayer, George Benson, Derek Trucks, Antoine Dufour, Andy McKee, Stevie Ray Vaughan, John Frusciante, Carlos Santana, Django Reinhardt.
Favorite bassists :
Flea, Stu Hamm.
Favorite books :
Sonny's Blues (James Baldwin), The Kite Runner (Khaled Hosseini), The Catcher in the Rye (J. D. Salinger), YesMan (Danny Wallace), The Time Machine (H.G.Wells), Haroun and the Sea of Stories (Salman Rushdie), The Invisble Man (Ralph Ellison).
I've been playing guitar for six or seven years now. I started at about ten, then started having lessons at eleven. My first teacher didn't teach me much theory, but taught me to love my guitar and fueled a passion for the instrument. During that time I was quite into rock and metal. However my current tutor (of about four years) has got me into styles such as jazz and taught me the importance of theory. I guess I've developed a very well-rounded interest in different styles.
I guess most would probably describe me as a funk guitarist, as that's the main vibe of my current band. But my personal work is geared more toward blues, rock and all types of fusion. I like a bit of everything damnit!