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  • 68 references 61 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English; learning French, German, Polish, Slovak, Spanish
  • 26, Male
  • Member since 2017
  • Musician
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  • From Australia
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About Me

Hello everyone!
I am currently in Yamba, Australia. Just working and staying with my parents at the moment. There is a spare room here for travellers passing through.
About myself...
I am a travelling musician.
Spent my teens playing Billy Joel and Elton John covers in a restaurant in my local hometown of Lithgow, Australia. After highschool I spent 3 years playing street music around Poland, Germany, France, Netherlands and playing pub gigs in Scotland and Ireland. Worked in a cafe in Belfast, an Inn in Yorkshire and on an applefarm in southern England. Also did a dozen odd workaways on farms in Germany, Bosnia, Croatia and volunteered in hostels, language schools, building projects in Serbia, Poland, Croatia, Morocco, Scotland, France, Greece.
In 2020 I was managing a surf hostel in Morocco as well as playing a little street music in Agadir and an occasional restaurant concert on the beach. All of which came to an abrupt halt with the start of the pandemic. After a few months being stranded in Morocco due to COVID I eventually found a flight to Europe. Spent the following 18 months in and out of lockdown, teaching English at a couple of language schools and started an Indie band with some musicians living in the same city (Lublin, east Poland).
Moved with fellow musicians (Ukrainian drummer and Polish guitarist) to Warsaw but the band dismembered with the start of the war in the Ukraine, our drummer immigrated with family to Germany for refugee status, the guitarist returned to Lublin. I decided to continue my wandering lifestyle, finishing an album in Poland, playing concerts around Warsaw and Lublin with a Belarusian violinist and my guitarist friend from Lublin and played street music in the Netherlands, Germany, Latvia, Slovakia, Czechia, Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia, Bosnia, Bulgaria.
Just recently toured with a new project: Lavender Wine in Australia and am currently back with my parents in Yamba, Australia, working for a while before I head back to Europe.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

The travel community is a truly wonderful place. I have met so many beautiful people travelling and CS for me is a platform that allows likeminded people to connect quickly and efficiently.

Interests

  • running
  • chess
  • piano
  • hiking
  • languages
  • hitchhiking
  • slackline
  • film
  • busking
  • indiefolk

Music, Movies, and Books

Music: Fleet Foxes, Hozier, Sufjan Stevens, Jacob Collier, Olafur Arnalds, Snarky Puppy, Cigarrettes After Sex, Mammal Hands, KALEO, The Muse, The Eagles, Billy Joel, Miles Davis, Dvorak, Mendehlssohn, Schumann

Films (I'm quite into films... these are my favourites from 2023): Perfect Days, Past Lives, May December, Beau is Afraid, Asteroid City, Anatomy of a Fall

Books: Zen and the art of motorcycle maintenance, The Alchemist, Ishmael, The Name of the Rose, Lord of the Flies, Sapiens, The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy, On the Road, Animal Farm, Watership Down

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Swimming with sea turtles in Australia
(or)
Taking part in the most incredible jam session in an old bar in Stirling, Scotland
(or)
Climbing Mt Triglav in Slovenia with 3 wonderful friends

Teach, Learn, Share

Happy to swap travel stories. ALWAYS up for a jam if someone has an instrument or two lying around. Or a game of chess. Language exchange is also fantastic. I speak conversational Polish and a little German and Slovak but I'm always eager to improve or try to pick up some words or phrases from other languages.

What I Can Share with Hosts

Good company is important when travelling! Truly just enjoy meeting new people and sharing life experiences with people on lifes journey

Countries I’ve Visited

Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, England, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Morocco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Northern Ireland, Norway, Poland, Romania, Scotland, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, Switzerland, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Wales

Countries I’ve Lived In

Australia, Poland

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