My first guitar was actually my brother’s. He wanted to play and my parents bought him a cheap, junior sized classical guitar from Argos. It was truly awful! My brother quickly gave up and I thought I would pick it up. I started noodling about learning simple riffs, as you do when you’re a beginner, but it wasn’t until about 2001 – 2002 that my mate introduced me to electric guitar!
I bought my first electric on my 14th birthday but never really took it seriously until a friend of mine showed me the G3 In Denver DVD with Satriani, Vai and Malmsteen. This changed my life and from then onwards I practiced, studied and played as much as I could.
Over the years I have been exposed to many artists and varieties of music which I beleive have helped shape my sound, composition and general outlook on life. Music is a powerful thing!
2011-2012 will be the final year at Newcastle University for me where I have studied music theory and composition, as well as the historical, social and cultural aspects of music.