My serious love for music didn’t start until 1991, when I was 11 years old. I self-taught myself to play the guitar after hearing songs like the Terminator 2 track, ‘You Could Be Mine’. After that, I was intrigued on any band music that had good guitar riffs in their songs, so that I could learn to play them. Bands like Pink Floyd, Oasis, Stone Roses, Dire Strates and even The Eagles caught my attention.
Before long I got to a point were I wanted to learn everything to do with the theory of music, so I took some guitar lessons to further develop my musical ability, learning chord scales, being able to read tab and play leads.
That carried on until 1998, when I turned 18 and had my first encounter with the club scene.
My first proper experience of club music came at Wigan Pier, I was inspired by the quality of the music and instantly wanted to hear more. I wanted to fully understand how each track was put together, how they were mixed and what it took to create similar tunes myself.
Not long after that, I purchased my first set of turntables and set about collecting vinyl from the likes of ‘Hotwax Records’ in Warrington, ‘Power Records’ in Wigan, ‘HMV’ in Liverpool and ‘3Beat Records’ in Liverpool.