I've been playing guitar for 23 years. I was 17 years old when i decided to learn the instrument from the great master Vangjush Vinjau.
What was the first concert you ever went to?
It was not a concert but a competition with the new voices on stage in Korca, in the end of 1997.
What are you looking for from Fandalism?
I'm trying to present my songs to a real audience with real musicians.
What gear do you use?
I use acoustic and electric guitar. My favourite piece is "Scanderbeg battle" by Cesk Zadeja&Georgy Sviridov.
Who was your biggest musical influence growing up?
My biggest influence are the Beatles. I like them because of their large diversity in music and their incredible skills as songwriters, singers and multi-instrumentalists. My familly loved their music so well before i was born.
Are you in a band? Have you been in bands?
Not in real bands, just play guitar and sing for pleasure with some friends. They usually are architects that play guitars.
If you could jam with anyone, who would it be?
Singing with Paul McCartney, because he's the best singer in the history.
What's the biggest audience you ever performed to? What's the smallest?
Usually i've been performing with friends of the middle school and after with those of the university, with people for casual fests or in my family birthdays. I've performed three times in a competition in 1997-98 in Korca (Teatri "Andon Zako Cajupi"with 300 people) and on Korca Radio in 1998-99. On TV in 2008 in another competition in Tirana, on Top Channel. Sure the most memorable performances were two times in 1998 in the front of 200 people, students and teachers, in the middle school "Themistokli Germenji"(Korce), when i was 18 years old.
You're stuck on a desert island and only get to bring one album with you. What do you pick?
Something from the baroque music. "Four seasons" Vivaldi, I've heard it and i felt in love with his music since i was 7 years old.