Was always into the heavier side of music; Originally I wanted to be a drummer but limited space in my home made me choose guitar and been stuck with it ever since. Started playing on Christmas 2004- first guitar was a Silvertone. Now I own a variety of ESPs, BC Rich, Ibanez, and Schecter. I'm in a band called By The Beard of Zeus.
What was the first concert you ever went to?
First concert ever attended was quite a memorable one; Roadrunner United at Nokia Theater Times Square in 2005. Saw so many stars in one night, most of whom I looked up to.
What gear do you use?
Silvertone Rockit 21, BC Rich Warlock Bronze/Platinum, ESP F-400FM, ESP EX-CZ, ESP PB-401, Schecter Diamond Series C1, Ibanez Xiphos (Red). Amp: Line 6 Spider III half stack w/ FBV pedal board
Who was your biggest musical influence growing up?
Slipknot was and still is my all time favorite band. Their pure aggression and rebellion attracted me the most as a kid growing up. They were doing something original, with the masks and matching jumpsuits along with horror themes both in their lyrics and performances. Their live shows come second to none.
Are you in a band? Have you been in bands?
I'm currently in two bands. By The Beard of Zeus plays shows all throughout NYC and we've been together for over 3 years. We're currently recording for our first full length. The other has no name yet, but our influences range from Death, Between the Buried and Me, Animals As Leaders, Blotted Science, and Revocation.
If you could jam with anyone, who would it be?
Tosin Abasi from Animals As Leaders because of his dynamic range and ability to do anything on guitar. Not to mention extended low-end range with the 8-strings.