Rob Darke started guitar lessons at the age of 8 and was told he was tone deaf and should give up. So he did for 5 years.
At 13, the re-emerged to the music world after discovering the Misfits. He learned power chords, and was off and running.
During the 7 years of being in the band Irony, Rob started working on his own stuff on the side. Matt [McCleary - drummer, Irony] had purchased a TD-7 electric drum thing and Rob used that as the basis of moving into the world of weird music.
Dave Andrus of Dreamscape Unlimited taught Rob the basics of midi and the rest is history. Although it could be interesting to note that Rob hasn't finished an electric-based song since the year 2000... probably because of being overwhelmed by the possibilities.
Over the years I've played with several bands. Highlights include 3 successive Gay Pride festivals.