I picked up the guitar in 2006, aged 14. I was into Metallica, Led Zeppelin and all the other famous rock bands of that era, when one day I discovered the music of ‘Joe Satriani’, when I turned my focus towards solo playing. Getting hold of Satch’s discography and studying it in great detail, with masterpieces like ‘Made of Tears’ and ‘Flying in a Blue Dream’ just blowing my mind away, I would play for hours on end, training my hands as well as my ears.

Never taking any formal guitar lessons, I am completely self-taught and have deep appreciation for Jazz, Fusion, Rock, Western, and Eastern Classical music genres.

Alongside Satch, many other respectable musicians continue to inspire me such as Guthrie Govan, John Petrucci, Steve Vai, Paul Gilbert,  Faraz Anwar, James Hetfield, Yngwie Malmsteen, Eric Johnson, Al Di Meola, Allan Holdsworth, Andy Timmons, Buckethead, Jack Thammarat, Alex Hutchings, Joe Pass, John Scofield, Wes Montgomery, Larry Carlton, Django Reinhardt, Jason Becker, Shawn Lane, Brett Garsed, Nick Johnston…the list goes on and on.

Another very important figure is the late Ustad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan (NFAK) who has had a great influence on me and has inspired me to work on my eastern classical phrasing. To this day NFAK’s and all others’ music inspires me and serves me well opening new doors to all sorts of musical possibilities, helping me develop and explore my own unique voice on the guitar.