A Mix of progressive metal, classic hard rock, blues,
fusion, neoclassical and you name it:-) Seriously I try to
break borders and keep evolving and kind of let inspiration
take me wherever it chooses... I grew up on classic hard
rock stuff like Deep Purple, Jimi Hendrix, Uli Jon Roth,
Michael Schenker, Van Halen, Johnny Winter, Al Di Meola
etc... but I have also listened to classical music and
fusion quite a lot. I have played all kinds of (crap) music,
even disco in cover bands so my influences are very wide.
Lately I haven't listened to much guitar oriented stuff as I
kind of overdid that years ago:-) I am no longer interested
in copying other musicians, something all musicians need to
do while learning but I have now come to a point where that
is no longer interesting.
AIMS AS A MUSICIAN / GUITARIST
wish to continue creating my own harmonic landscape and I
am also interested in more complex rhythms. Since I no
longer feel any need to fit it and be part of any limiting
musical genre I think the possibilities are endless as
long as I have the energy to keep on exploring. My aim is
to learn something new every year, or at least incorporate
something new each time I release an album. At the moment
though I am having a small break, I haven't played the
guitar for a few months. I hope this will bring me new
energy so that I can do something new and exciting soon.
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I have been involved in many projects including Book of
Reflections, Vision, Astral Groove and Condition Red but I
think they are all inactive at this time and I don't feel
any need to kick any of these alive at this time.
TOOLS OF YOUR TRADE?
I think I have 17 guitars, the most used are: Boel 7 string,
Valley Arts Deluxe Custom Pro, Fender Strat with true
temperament neck, Coral Electric Sitar, Warwick thumb bass,
Peavey 6505+, Cry Baby wah wah....