Ive been playing piano for over 40 years, arranging and writing for piano since the 1980s, and more recently composing for multiple instruments.
What was the first concert you ever went to?
I was, ah, hmm, dragged to concerts, operas and ballets as a child, which provided a rich background in classical music. Over time I came to appreciate this a lot more as it laid the basis for my writings later on.
What gear do you use?
For a guy who works in IT, I am a minimalist when it comes to gear. It fact I find it a bit bewildering. I guess I never got to know that guy who would help me in this arena.
What are you looking for from Fandalism?
New fans, more artist connections, new life and new civilizations.
Who was your biggest musical influence growing up?
Well first it was the classical stuff - Bach, Beethoven, Tchaikovsky. Later it was Rush, Zep, Sabbath and Floyd. Then Muse, Nirvana, MJ (the King of pop), DJ Spooky, 2Pac and Wyclef Jean. Now its the Indie artists too numerous to name . . . .
Are you in a band? Have you been in bands?
I am not in a band although I was once, back in the 1980s, briefly.
If you could jam with anyone, who would it be?
I really dont know. Jamming is alwys a struggle for me, probably because I have to meet that one person, that one music soul mate, who makes perfect sense to me.
What's the biggest audience you ever performed to? What's the smallest?
Definitely my most memorable was the occasion of my 50th birthday. We had quite a crowd at our house, and I was ON.
You're stuck on a desert island and only get to bring one album with you. What do you pick?