As a child of the 70s, the first things that fell into my lap from the record cabinet at home were works like “Led Zeppelin II”, “Not Fragile” by Bachman-Turner Overdrive or “Abbey Road” by the Beatles. I quickly began to play air guitar solos into the mirror like crazy, without knowing what I was actually doing. This was to change in the early 80s when I began taking classical guitar lessons.
I made my first musical free-swimming attempts at the age of 13 together with Stefan, still one of my best friends today, by first playing Beatles songs. Stefan started writing his own songs shortly after, which put me under a bit of pressure.
I wrote my first own song when I was 14 (or so).
A topic that doesn’t deserve further elaboration at this point.
Years of musical self-discovery followed… School band (model: The Cure), cover band, then melodic rock in the style of the 80s with original compositions of the band, then more covers. Sometime in the middle I took singing lessons. My musical interest shifted more and more from rock/pop to progressive rock and metal. But I also like well done pop, funk and jazz. I am out when it comes to German “Schlager” music or country.
My interest in prog has now brought me to Mihrax, where I’ve been happily joining as a singer since summer 2022.
My vocal heroes are Steven Tyler (Aerosmith) and Chris Cornell (Soundgarden), because they are (or were) in a league of their own… then nothing for a long time… then Bruce Soord (The Pineapple Thief), Robert Smith (The Cure), Dave Gahan (Depeche Mode) or Kai Wingenfelder (Fury In The Slaughterhouse) among others. The last 4 mentioned not because they are technically supernatural singers, but because they manage to give their respective band an unmistakable voice and have thus become part of a very unique sound.
Vintage throat (born 1970), amplified by Shure microphones