My hobby: music

Music is my main hobby. I listen to a diverse mix of genres and styles, and I'm always open to new ideas. These musical influences form the basis for my own music.

I'm a passionate songwriter and musician, but it's still just a hobby. I've never played in a professional setting – in a studio or a big venue, for example – but I wouldn't turn down such an offer if the opportunity arose. For the time being, I'm happy to jam out with my friends in the basement, perform local gigs and publish my stuff on the Internet.

I used to write poems and short stories as a child, so I guess I've always had a creative streak in me. For my 16th birthday my parents got me an electric guitar, and I've been hooked on contemporary music ever since. My tastes have evolved over the years, but my passion for music is unchanged.

I've put together a list of the instruments and gear that I've collected over the years. I've also tried to name all the various artists that have served as influences and role models for my own music, and the list is growing steadily.