I think my biggest musical influence would have to be my dad. Without my dad I wouldn’t play drums or be into the music I’m into. When I was only 2 years old
my dad bought my first drum kit, it was just this little kids play drum kit but right away I was interested, I started banging on them as soon as he brought them home. My dad quickly realized that music was in me, and when I got a little older he bought me my first real drum kit. I started learning songs by ear and my dad taught me what he knew about drums. I started listening to bands like Metallica, Korn and System of a Down and started learning every song that my dad could play on the guitar. My practice when I was younger was jamming with my dad and whatever band he was in at the time. At the age of 9 or 10 I started looking for bands to play in, although I played in a few bands, they were short lived. I met Brandon in grade 7 due to the fact that we were both asked to play a concert with our principal. Not knowing his talent and him not knowing mine, I think it’s fair to say we were both nervous. After playing that concert, we continued to jam and share musical thoughts. We lost touch from grade 8 to grade 10 and during that time I started listening to a lot of other styles of music a lot more than what I previously had. I started listening to rap and country and was quickly influenced by the unique drumming in both genres. In early September of 2012 I was contacted by Brandon, the message said something along the lines of “hey bro, I’ve been jamming with a few guys lately and our drummer sucks. We need a new drummer and we have a gig later this month. It would mean a ton to all of us if you played the gig and became our new drummer. I don’t think I know a better drummer man, we need you bad.” I sent him a message back asking for the set and was shocked by the list he sent back, I knew every song in the set. I started jamming with them and everything felt right and I think that’s when I became a full-time member of the band. I’m happier than ever to be back out playing shows and I owe it to Brandon, he’s the one who contacted me so I’m very thankful for that.