Favorite bands :
Akphaezya, Andrй Popp, The Aristrocrats, The Arusha Accord, A Triggering Myth, Atrox, Battles, Beardfish, Between The Buried And Me, Black Cat Zoot, Blotted Science, Blue Mitchell Sextet, The Bowmans, Bumblefoot, by grace, Caravan Palace, Circa Survive, Closure in Moscow, The Dear Hunter, Diablo Swing Orchestra, Dream Theater, Ephel Duath, Fantomas, Forgive Durden, George, Gogol Bordello, Guthrie Govan, Hadouk Trio, Hadouk Trio, Hiromi Uehara, Imperial Swing Orchestra, The Ink Spots, Jadea Kelly, The Jezebels, John Zorn, Journey, Juke Baritone, Kaipa, Leprous, Lior, Luminescent Orchestrii, Maps and Atlases, Minus The Bear, Mop-Mop, Mr Bungle, Nehl Aelin, Orbs, Oscar Peterson Trio, Painted In Exile, Pete Peterson, Pin-Up Went Down, Pomplamoose, Protest The Hero, Punch Brothers, Queen, Ram-Zet, Regina Spektor, Sarah Blasko, Sendai Kamotsu, Shining, Sikth, Silversun Pickups, Snarky Puppy, Spastic Ink, Spock's Beard, Stanley Jordan, Steely Dan, Steel Train, Tammy Scheffer, Tides of Man, Tin Hat Trio, True Fantasy, Unexpect, Whourkr, Xploding Plastix, Zero 7.
Favorite guitarists :
Christoph Gruber, Guthrie Govan, Ron Jarzombek, Ron Thal.
Favorite bassists :
Dan Briggs, Chaoth, Eric Czar.
My name is Alex, and I've been playing guitar for seven years. I've finished two years of a Bachelor of Music degree at the University of Western Sydney, leaving one more to go with a fourth year Master of Secondary Teaching.
I'm a fan of abstract and surrealist art - particularly Wassily Kandinsky's work - and I've been devoting a lot more time to studying music theory, sight-reading and orchestration as-of-late.
I'm open to all sorts of music, so if you ever have any suggestions for a band, artist or composer to check out though, please feel free to fill me in on the goods!
I've been less active in the forums lately, but if you're ever up for a casual chat, or would like to ask me anything, you're always more than welcome.