I got my first guitar at age 14, some 16+ years ago. My main influences were Metallica, Megadeth, AC/DC, Guns 'n' Roses and many others. More recently my influences are Dream Theater, Joe Satriani, Soilwork, Sevendust to name a few. I started out on the six string,but in 1998, acquired my first 7 string Ibanez. the UV777PBK. Since then, its been seven strings all the way. In 1992 fellow guitarist Mike Neufeld and myself formed the hard rock band, Sound Rage. We played numerous gigs, played along side many acts including, Judast Priest, Helix, RATT, Warrant, Fire House, Noise Therapy, L.A. Guns, and Jackyl. In late 2001 the band broke up and re-united in mid 2002 but after a few gigs decided to call it quits. In the beginning of 2005, I began work in my solo CD, Fata Morgana. It has always been a goal of mine to produce a solo guitar CD. This is not just another shred album. This is something unlike anything out there. Not sure how to describe it, check out the samples and hear for yourself :)