When I was 10 years old I got my first guitar. I have played piano and violin since I was 5, so I was already involved in music. I originally wanted to play drums but when I saw bands play, I noticed the drummers were confined to sitting down at their drum kits. I wanted to be able to move around and interact with the audience, so I eventually chose guitar.
What gear do you use?
My favorite guitar is my 2012 ESP Horizon FR VR, it's discontinued now unfortunately, but I love this guitar a lot. It just sounds great and I use it for pretty much everything nowadays.
Who was your biggest musical influence growing up?
Right now my biggest musical influence would probably be Jason Becker. I can't get enough of his guitar playing and compositions. When he was only about 20 years old he was diagnosed with ALS or Lou Gherig's disease, and has now lost the ability to play. He is still alive and going strong and composing music with the movement of his eyes. He just blows my mind and inspires me daily not only through music but life in general, too.