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Last seen: 5th June 2012
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So then when did you start playing?
I’ve been playing guitar for about 10 years. I’ve been on the live circuit a few years playing solely in heavy bands, but I’ve always been into the acoustic stuff.


Who are you influences?
Aaron Lewis, Corey Taylor, Johnny Cash, and Kurt Cobain. All the bad mofos who sing from the heart.


What do you love about making music?
Taking all the negatives in my life and just letting them out to a crowd of people who can hopefully relate.


What do you hate about the music industry?
Everything, it’s a cesspool of thieves!


If you could travel back in time and show one of your musical heroes your stuff, who would it be and why?
Well that would require a flux capacitor which I doubt Doctor Emmett Brown would be willing to share with anyone but Marty McFly.


What can a punter expect from your live show?
Honest music, with the occasional bad joke.


What’ve you got to sell CD-wise?
I’ll be releasing an EP soon but until then you can download two of my tracks for free from Triple J Unearthed and Soundcloud.


When’s the gig and with who?
I’ll be playing the Noise Bar on Sunday February 19 with a host of awesome solo acts and bands including; Dinosaurs Exist, Craig Williams, Sarah Eida, Alister Turrill, and a whole bunch of other great artists. It starts at 1:00pm and goes all day so it’s going to be awesome. I recommend anyone with a set of legs, or at the very least skateboard come down.