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I play guitar, bass and sing in various projects and music is a huge part of my life. When I’m not playing music, I work a 9-5 job, enjoy cycling, playing DnD, exploring odd places from Atlas Obscura and going to art galleries. I'm vegan. I won't preach about it unless you ask me where I get my protein from. I would also ask that you don’t bring meat, fish, eggs or dairy into the house. I'm a pretty big Star Wars fan and generally love anything Sci-fi related.
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
I love hosting when I’m able and I really enjoy hearing everyone’s stories and sharing a few of my own. Couchsurfing brings the world a little bit closer to everyone and we really need that. Too many people are trying to push us away from each other.
Every experience has been amazing and I’ve made some really great friends who I still keep in touch with. Before the pandemic, I probably visited some of them more than my local friends. Hopefully, you can be another friendly face.
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I've played the guitar for over 20 years. I don’t currently have a band, but over the years I've been in a post rock band, screamo band, 90's rock covers band, jazz funk covers band, acoustic folk duo, live "electronic" project and was an open mic host for several years. Even with all of that experience, I'm still the worst person to ask "Can you play this song?" unless it's 00's emo songs.
Music, Movies, and Books
Music that I like could go on forever. Favourite bands are probably Delta Sleep, Nirvana, Foo Fighters, Tricot, Four Year Strong, Taking Back Sunday, Zola Blood, Tiny Moving Parts, Alexisonfire and Funeral For a Friend.
My favourite movie is Leon (The Professional).
Books - The Kraken, Vermillion Sands, The Circle
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
One of the most amazing things I have seen was when I went camping in QingHai province in China. Waking up on top of the Tibetan plateu with my friends and just seeing the amazing view of the mountains.
I have to add a second amazing thing. I visited Chernobyl and it's an incredible place.
Teach, Learn, Share
I used to be a guitar teacher, so I could teach a bit of guitar. It might be a bit hard to keep up the practice if you are travelling. I can also teach a bit of Mandarin Chinese.
I've recently started building some DIY guitar effects pedals and I'd love to learn more about electronics.
What I Can Share with Hosts
I’ve got a bunch of interesting stories and I know everyone says that, but once you hear mine I promise it will be in the top 5 most interesting.
Countries I’ve Visited
Australia, Belgium, China, Denmark, England, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Switzerland, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States, Viet Nam, Wales
Countries I’ve Lived In
Australia, China, England, France, United Kingdom