To list the stuff I love, the music I love and the things I do would take a fair while, so lets make this easy. I start with the MOSH, cos that's what i've known all my life. It saved my life when I was about 12, thanks to John Peel (Sir it should have been, RiP)... I love MOSH!!!
Death, black, extreme, grind, metalcore, that kinda thing, but also love ambient/electro, jazz, classical, dark stuff, weird stuff, minimal stuff, lots of stuff! ...
RAW NERVE I run this lovely place... which is a site for band promotions, crammed full of reviews, compilation things, info about our club and sites and forums, and also the forum is huge, with around 30 sections now being filled with nonsense, genius, musicness and more!
THIS IS ME PLAYING FAST IN RETH WHILST IN LONDON SUPPORTING THE RED CHORD, DECEMBER 2005! :-)
MOSH! FAST! CHUG! SMASH! Oh yeah, I also love other things, like the Obscene Extreme Festival in the Czech Republic, and Prague as well whilst talking about that country. I also love peanut butter, toast and peanut butter in a morning with a cup of tea (two sugars please), tiramisu cake, and I'm especially loving Brandy at the moment, and crackers!
My main love in the world, even above all these amazing things is my girlfriend and fiancee Sarah, who I have also bought a house with.
I love really tense psychological films.. Favourites being Seven, Battle Royale (the first one, the second is pretty poor!), Reservoir Dogs, 28 days later, Dawn of the dead (remake), Yellow Submarine, Leon, Great Escape, Duel, Lord of the Rings (all of them), Shawshank Redemption, The Shining, One flew over the cuckoo's nest, blah blah.. tons more!
MUSICAL AND OTHER ACHIEVEMENTS Bands:- BATHROOM CITY (bass) - 1993/1994 - Played 2 gigs around 1994 and recorded on a really rough demo tape. DIMITRODAK (bass) - 1997 - Played 1 gig with Gaz (bassist from Canvas at the time). CANVAS (sounds and samples) - 1997/1998 - Played 20 gigs (one UK tour, one European jaunt, took in Holland, Belgium, London a few times), recorded tracks that were on their self-titled early discography album on Household Name Records, and the 3 songs that went on the split with Hard To Swallow on Contrition Records. EYE OF PHETKANHA (Electronica) - 1999-2001 - One half of the ambient duo that had one album ('In the light I become'), had nearly 10,000 plays on MP3.com before it's original death, and had one song feature on the slasher movie 'Jigsaw' (excerpts used in 5 different places of the film). TANGAROA (bass) - 1999-2003 - Played around 80 gigs (including the Chuck Schuldiner of Death tribute all dayer at Bradford Rios, the Revolt festival in Dundee, supports to Mastodon, Everytime I Die and many more). Recorded on the first EP 'Ever f*cked a black metal wh0re' and the second EP 'Tangaroa'. NARCOSIS (bass) - 2002-2003 - Played around 90 gigs all over Europe (3 weeks in Europe taking in Germany, Holland, Denmark, Sweden, Austria & Czech Republic, plus 4 dates over in both parts of Ireland, and other gigs up and down the UK and in Holland). Recorded on the tracks that ended up as a split with The Swaaaarrrmmm, and a live recording from Germany that appeared on the CD version of 'Heart slows down'. RETH (bass) - Summer 2005-present day - So far played about 30 gigs (including supports to Cephalic Carnage, Melt Banana/Khanate, Deranged, The Berzerker and The Red Chord (in London) already). More to come with a few recordings lined up. INCANDESCENCE (Programming/Bass/Remixing) - 2003-present day - So far self-released 7 albums with a lot more planned for this project. CEREBRAL CONSTRICTION (Programming/Noise) - 2006-present day - So far self-released 1 album with another one nearly finished. I've done a few other jams/projects etc that haven't seen the light of day ever (or yet).
Other Stuff:- I played a lot of snooker between the ages of 13 and 24 and won around 20 trophies for competitions in Leeds, some were team related ones (where I was the captain of the club I played at), some for doubles, some for singles (including winning the Leeds Championships). I also won around 40 Sunday League competitions at the club. I haven't played for nearly 5 years, and simply play pool occasionally in pubs.