Learning to play
"I've been playing music for as long as I can remember, my dad's a musician so he played guitar my whole life ... I was begging him to teach me and I had to wait until my hands were big enough to fit around the neck of the guitar. He wouldn't let me play until then, and I think I was about ten. I just wanted to be like him. I just wanted to play, and then he made me learn five songs on my guitar before he bought me my own. So I had to sit down and practise every day."
"And then he bought me my own guitar, he bought me a Fender Squier. I started playing and he was like, 'You aren't a guitarist, you're a bass player.' And I was like, 'I don't want to play bass, that's boring! I want to shred and I want to move around on stage! And be, you know, the main person.' And he's like 'Yeah, but you're a bass player'. And then for my 13th birthday he got me a bass and I wasn't too happy about it, but then at high school ... I just completely fell in love with it. Because I don't know, there's something really beautiful about bass guitar. It is understated and you fill the space and that's my favourite thing. Like, as a bass player, you just find the space in the music and then you look what it needs and yes, yeah, I completely fell in love. And he's right, I am a bass player."