I've been playing music since I was 9 years old in 1988. I took piano lessons for 5 years. I played some cello and piano in school orchestra, but I eventually found the instrument for me when I got a guitar in 1995. I've played music in a couple of bands and jammed with countless friends, but this site is to showcase my solo music as I record it on my computer.
Live...yes, both solo and previously with the band I was in. I love the thrill of live performance...it is such a rush. There is nothing like it.
My influences started off much different then they are today. Blues was all that I listened too...Stevie Ray Vaughan is the reason that I picked up guitar. Hendrix was very close behind that, and some other classic rock - especially the Beatles. Then I found Soundgarden right before they broke up and I got into rock. After that it was Dave Matthews Band, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Protein, Incubus, Spacehog, Superdrag, Jeff Buckley - along with a lot of local bands, especially Captain of Industry and Shrug.
I use a Yamaha Pacifica and a Telecaster through a Marshall head with a Peavey 4X10 cabinet. For effects I use two distortion pedals, a super-shifter, a delay, and a wah. Occasionally I'll use some other effects.
Check out my previous bands... Fear of Beards at www.soundclick.com/FearOfBeards and my old band, Mazaru at www.soundclick.com/Mazaru.