Fruit & Flower

about : Sixtease

  • Guitar
  • Keyboard
  • Composition
  • Lyrics
  • Backing vocals
  • Mayones Setius Alfa seven-string electric guitar
  • For Sale! Schecter Hellraiser seven-string electric guitar
  • LTD sc-207 seven-string electric guitar
  • Crafter GLXE 3000 RS acoustic guitar
  • Marshall JVM 410c amp
  • AxeFx Ultra effects processor
  • Casio XW-P1 keyboard
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My earliest influences, which I got from my parents, include The Beatles – particularly the Hard Day's Night album, bigbeat and Czech folk, e.g. Pavel Dobeš. My favorite childhood bands vary a lot in style: Tublatanka, 2 Unlimited, Pet Shop Boys.

In high school, I was a huge fan of Roxette. But also, I discovered and loved Fatboy Slim and Groove Armada. I was a lot into Guano Apes too, who are still one of my all-time favorite bands and Sandra is definitely my favorite singer.

In 2003, I found a love for Dream Theater and I've been into progressive metal ever since. OSI, Porcupine Tree, King Crimson and IQ are now my greatest influences.

I got the basics of playing the guitar from my father when I was a small child, before I even went to school. I was raised playing campfire songs. It was never the music that I liked, however.

The gap between what I like to listen to and what I can play still exists but is getting narrower. I remember I said to a friend of mine I would like to have a seven-string guitar. He told me I should first learn to play the six-string well. Looking back, it was a bad advice. The seven-string I have is one of my greatest loves and it inspires me every day.