Guitarist for signed Jazz/Metal/Prog band Alarum. Guitar Teacher (private/online). Guitar columnist for Australia’s Heavy Magazine. Emcee. Radio. Drummer for Brothel. Voice over artist. Founder of Guitar Fight Club. Guitar Clinician. D’Addario/Planet Waves and Fender / EVH 5150 endorsee.
My Ibanez UV7BK Go on, hit that link!
Lots of stuff happening in December
Dec 7: Warped Tour with Heavy Mag
Dec 9: Steel Panther interview and photo shoot w/Heavy Mag
Dec 11: Yngwie Masterclass (Hugs to Scotty Young)
Dec 13: Lev Hex/Dreadnaught at The Evelyn (My bday drinks with metal pals)
Dec 14: Johnny (me) Bday BBQ, Rocket Park Hawthorn
Dec 22: Sarah Ashton Bday
Dec 25: Xmas
Jan 4: Jam with James Ryan, Ben Quirk, and Dean Wells. To be filmed, of course. With beer.
I think that’s it. Happy Xmas and New years.
Sat Nov 16: I’m interviewing The Faceless (possibly Nile) at The Corner Hotel in Richmond. I’ve known Wes Hauch for a few years before he even joined The Faceless. So it’d be cool to meet him in person and have a chat to him and Michael Keene. Hopefully this happens.
Interview didn’t happen, but I hung out with him all night. I love that guy, he’s a beast!!
I love this guitar.
October 18th gig. I was sick as a dog. See? Headlining gig at The Tote.
WEEKEND OF OCT 12: Man oh man!! Interviewed bands at Brewtality put on by the good people at Heavy Magazine. It’s good, I get to meet new people and listen to metal! Total fuckin’ privilege. I is blessed!
That’s Steve and Phoebe from Heaven The Axe, and Dan from Frankenbok. Great pic. I also interviewed Hadal Maw, Scar the Surface, and maybe a few more? I started drinking at this point so yeah…lol.
Sunday, (with a pretty evil hangover) I got the chance to interview Devin Townsend for Heavy TV!! That’ll be posted as soon as it’s edited. The gig last night was awesome. He is a wonderful talent, that guy. And I got to tell him I love him to his face!! We talked about Meshuggah, his love for female vocalists, and the time he was going to let me sing a Strapping song at a soundcheck 15 years ago. Thanks to Century Media and Andrew Haug for teeing that up.
Tuesday June 18: I hung with Municipal Waste. Good guys, I even gave them a Hercules dual guitar stand to get it outta my house!
May 23: I interview Lita Ford today for HEAVY TV.
And that went real well. I love Lita Ford. I remember hearing Gotta Let Go on the radio and thinking, “rad voice”. Then I saw the music clip and went, “She plays guitar too? And does the solo? Yessah!!” So yeah, when I saw her today, I got to tell her that. The only thing hotter than a chick guitarist is TWO chick guitarists. Doing Jason Becker harmony sweeps and headbangin’ like Angus!!!!
3 week European tour (Oct 5-25, 2012) HERE
Alarum: Progpower, Netherlands
The Signal. Progpower Europe. October 2012
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LIKES: I’m into guitars and guitar gear (Ibanez guitars exclusively), EVH CLASSIC VH guitars, metal music (Meshuggah, SYL), true crime/serial killers, great white shark documentaries, scooters (ha ha!!), karate movies, docos, tattoos, hanging with friends, typical ‘guy’ shit. And I love animals; cats, dogs, birds, humboldt squid, etc etc.”
I think James and I MAY be releasing an EP of sorts. When time permits, of course.