I’ve grown up surrounded by music. My Grandma taught herself guitar and piano. My mum taught herself guitar so she could sing songs by The Carpenters whilst we were doing our homework. My older brother sang and played clarinet, whilst my younger brother rocks the drums. I studied classical guitar and transitioned to rock, driven by the sounds of the Seattle music scene of the nineties from the likes of Soundgarden, Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Alice in Chains etc. There was always a desire to be the next Sonic Youth/Smashing Pumpkins/Tea Party rock outfit jamming with mates in high school. We would go to gigs and be in awe of local rockers Heavy Weight Champ, Karnivool, The Scientist and more.
My love for music continues to this day and I place high importance in capturing the artists in a way that reflects their character of expression within their music and the harmony/disharmony of their stage persona.