I was first introduced to music when I started playing classical guitar in 7th grade. It was offered as a class in middle school, and I was never very good at art so I figured I'd try playing an instrument. I didn’t start playing bass until my junior year of high school though. I got a black Yamaha four string bass a small Fender amp, and advice from my dad for my 14th birthday. The advice? He said "Don't play guitar. There are 1000's of guitar players out there. Play bass. Every band needs a bass player."
That bass gathered dust for three years until Matt asked me if I could if I could fill in for a show because he thought I played bass. I lied and told him I could (sorry Matt). I found out that playing the bass was more fun than I previously had thought, and after filling in for a few shows I sort of assimilated into Sub-Radio.
My three favorite albums (in no particular order) are:
1. Random Access Memories - Daft Punk - This album tears it up from front to back. I've listened to it countless times and I can always find new nuances spread throughout the tracks.
2. ...Is a real boy by Say Anything - This album is one of the reasons I really started getting into music. It doesn't follow a set standard or genre. It's just a group of guys who play with everything they've got and you can feel it in every single song.
3. From Under the Cork Tree - Fall Out Boy - This album set a standard for an entire scene of music. They gave hard rock a poppy feeling, and Pete Wentz was one of the first famous bassists I knew when I started.
A few fun facts about me…I studied Biology at George Mason University and I have a strong passion for medicine. I've done the cinnamon challenge 3 times and the saltine challenge once. My favorite sport is Ultimate Frisbee, which I also played for 4 years and play whenever I'm back home.