My brother had an amazing collection of vinyl and was a huge influence on me. His passion for sharing music with others exposed me to many artists outside of the mainstream. The hammond organ first interested me when I heard the late Jon Lord of Deep Purple with the overdriven Leslies.
I then saw Herbie Hancock and Chick Corea on Soundstage and needed to play synthesizers. I learned to solder and etch circuit boards from Craig Anderton books and PAIA kits and built several analog synths and effects. I’ve always owned a Wurlitzer Electric Piano and my favorite keyboard, a Hohner Clavinet. My favorite synthesizer of all time is the Korg Wavestation.