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NAME RIG
D.O.B 10-09-1974
FROM Birmingham, UK
INSTRUMENT 7 string guitars, lead and rhythm.
FAVOURITE BOOKS Stephen Fry's Autobiography's, J.K. Rowling's works, Terry Pratchett's works, Dan Brown's works, cult and occult books, serial killer and British gangster books, Clive Barker, Stephen King, Richard Laymon, 1940-50-60 SciFi short stories and many many more.
FAVOURITE MOVIES Superman I, II, III, IV, Returns, Man Of Steel etc, The Exorcist, Withnail & I, Sergio Leone westerns staring Clint Eastwood, Conspiracy, Hammer Horror plus a ton more.
FAVOURITE TV Star Trek 60s, TNG, Voyager and DS9, classic Twilight Zone, The Mighty Boosh, Blackadder, Bottom, The Young Ones, Filthy Rich & Catflap, Trailer Park Boys, Dr Who... I could be here all day.
FAVOURITE FOODS Chinese, Indian, American, Fusion, British, healthy, junk, get it in my mouth.
FAVOURITE DRINKS Sparkling water, red wine, Guinness, single malt whiskey and whisky, bourbon and coke, Jager, Absinthe, Pernod, Diet Coke, Pepsi Max and Aloe water.
HOBBIES & INTERESTS Playing guitar, bass, drums, piano, flute, low whistle, orchestration, photography, graphic design, painting and drawing, cooking, writing, reading, music production and collecting playing cards and fountain pens.
INFLUENCES

GUITARISTS: Steve Vai, Devin Townsend, Joe Satriani, Stevie Ray Vaughn, David Gilmour, Brian May, Andy James, Guthrie Govan, Mattias Ia Eklundh, Dimebag, Paul Gilbert, Nuno Bettencourt, Andy Timmons, Brett Garsed, Django Reindhart, Keith Merrow and Jeff Loomis.

BANDS: Akira Yamaoka, American Headcharge, Avenged Sevenfold, Dimmu Borgir, Disturbed, Dream Theatre, Drowning Pool, Eluveitie, Ender, Eugeni Martinez, Freak Kitchen, Godsmack, Kill II This, Korn, Machine Head, Megadeth, Metallica, Mudvayne, Muse, Nightwish, Orgy, Pantera, Papa Roach, Pink Floyd, Portishead, Primus, Prodigy, RATM, Rammstein, Sir Millard Mulch, Static X, SOAD, Tricky, Ugly Kid Joe, Volbeat and many many more.

GEAR Schecter 7 strings, Line 6 HD500, Laney Ironheart 120, Laney 4x12, Line 6 4x12, Whirlwind and Fender cables, Dunlop Ultex .73 sharp picks, Dunlop Ultex .73 triangle picks and whatever else I need to get the job done, Levi Guitar Straps.
PERFECT TOUR LINEUP Valous, Devin Townsend Project, Volbeat, Mudvayne and Rammstein.
BIO

I've been a keyboard and piano player since a very early age but heavily into classical and synth based music. Then in 1992 at the tender age of 18 I was introduced to a track called Yankee Rose by David Lee Roth. On that track was a certain Steve Vai playing his guitar and making it sound like it was talking and laughing. That very month I had ordered a guitar, the Passion & Warfare songbook and witness on TV the Guitar Legends Expo in Seville, Spain. I was hooked!

I later got into metal when Andrew 'OB1' O'Briend came and plucked me from my bedroom to join Valous way back when we was all fuzzy faced odd balls. A diet of Megadeth, Metallica, Testement, Priest, Maiden, Sabbath and the up and coming bands like Pantera and the like dragged me in, but I wasn't kicking and screaming. After a long hiatus away from music when Valous first split up I got involved in the hardcore metal act,Death Disco and enjoyed a good time with those guys. Since getting Valous back on the go it's been nothing but work, work and more work. Do I enjoy it??? Oh hell yes, and as of 2016... it gets very very real.