Date of birth: August 19, 1978
Joined band: 2013
Equipment: Warwick Streamer LX5 Custom, Warwick GPS Streamer LX5, Warwick Star Bass 5, Warwick Alien 5, Mesa Boogie Subway Bass DI-Preamp, Mesa Boogie Subway D-800, Mesa Boogie Grid Slammer, Jerry Harvey Audio JH16V2 PRO™ custom in-ear monitors
How did you become a musician? Started bass playing at the age of 13 when my brother had a band and they needed a bass player, so I was kind of forced to.
Where do you see yourself 20 years from now? Hope to be still able to make music and play live shows.
Musical inspiration: Progressive rock and metal: Dream Theater, Rush, Symphony X; Melodic metal: Halloween, Yngwie Malsmteen; Rock: Whitesnake, Deep Purple; Metal: Slayer, Metallica etc… Bass players: Billy Sheehan, Tony Levin, Dave LaRue
What’s in the music folder on your phone/computer/other device?
Lots of different kind of music for different situations.
What is your favorite song from each of your albums?
Destruction Preventer, Sing In Silence, The Cage, Shamandalie, Caleb, The Last Amazing Grays, Only The Broken, Larger Than Life, Picturing The Past (revisited), We Are What We Are, The Raven Still Flies With You
Favorite song ever to play live: Don’t Say A Word
Best tour experience off-stage: Sightseeing for example in Graceland, Copacabana Beach, Central Perk, Hollywood, Tokyo and so on and on…
Best country to tour in: Every country
Best thing to get from fans on tour: A warm welcome
Warm-up ritual before you go on stage: Streching and bass warm-up exercises, playing some parts from the evenings set list.
Favorite food/drink: Pizza, Burgers, Coffee
Favorite movie/series Friends, Californication, Breaking Bad, Big Bang Theory, Modern Family
Favorite cartoon/comic: Guardians Of The Galaxy, Ant-Man, Iron Man
Favorite game/sports: Biathlon, track and field
Your kind of heaven: Wherever the view or the moment is breathtaking.
Your worst vice: Pizza, Burgers, Coffee
What you’d do with a shitload of money: I’d visit more new places here and there. Home is where you are. I like to travel.
Hobbies, or rather what you do on tour to pass long travel/wait times: Watching movies and reading books
Place(s) you’d like to visit: Sydney, Melbourne, Caribean, Hawaii, Iceland
Wise words: Seize the day
Last but not least: Is there something you need??! Music and coffee.