I've played guitar since I was 6/7, so around 11 years of playing. I've been singing since before I can remember. I've played around on drumkits since I was twelve. I did nearly two years of piano lessons when I was 12/13. since I'm a guitarist I say I can play bass.
What was the first concert you ever went to?
I've been to heaps of gigs. My first proper BIG gig was when dad took the family to go see U2's 360 tour in Etihad in 2010, was awesome to see such good musicians making such amazing music.
What gear do you use?
I have a Fender Squire Classic Vibe Stratocaster, a 1967 Maton Maxim (hollow-body jazz electric), and a guitar that we think is from the late 40's (the only thing that identifies it is "Stella" hand-engraved on the back plate). I love playing the Maton just for it's warm sound that fills the room. but the Strat is definitely the most versatile. I play the guitars through a Peavey 15 watt Vyper, and occasionally through my Audiotech K114 school PA system that I just happen to have lying around in my room. Pedal wise I have a Dunlop Cry Baby wah pedal, a Beta Aivin super octave pedal, A Boss super overdrive pedal, A Boss chorus pedal, and a Behringer ultra octaver.
My other instruments include a Tama Rockstar drumkit with a Pearl Export snare, a Lanikai LU-21 ukulele, a Casio keyboard, a Baleani Antonio 237S organ, a Busilacchio Mk1 Electric Reed Organ, an old harmonica, a djembe that seems to be made out of melted aluminium foil, and a pair of congas.
Who was your biggest musical influence growing up?
That's a big question. If I had to say only one I think Radiohead has been the biggest influence on me musically. I only got into them three years ago, and they've changed the way I listen to music.
Are you in a band? Have you been in bands?
I'm currently drumming/whatever else they need me to do in the newly formed Paper Boat Armada.
If you could jam with anyone, who would it be?
If I got a chance to jam with anyone I think I'd choose to have a jam with Jack White. He's just such an amazing musician and I would love a few tips from him.
What's the biggest audience you ever performed to? What's the smallest?
I played a couple of songs by myself in front of around 200-300 people, that was good fun. I busk a lot, so the smallest audience I've played to has probably been the homeless guys dog when he left it outside of Coles while he went to get stuff inside.
You're stuck on a desert island and only get to bring one album with you. What do you pick?
Either Radiohead-In Rainbows or Kid A, or Pink Floyd-Dark Side of the Moon, or Ben Harper-Diamonds on the Inside, or Bon Iver-Bon Iver. Probably Diamonds on the Inside, it's not the best album of all time, but it has lots of amazing songs and has enough variety for me to listen to it a lot without getting too sick of it.