YEAR: Fifth

MAJOR: Music

HOMETOWN: Coldenham, N.Y.

What’s your instrument of choice and why?

Electric Bass. Because it’s not standard and you can not only feel the groove, but you can literally feel the tone of the bass through your body. And a 5 string with a low B? That’s just straight up badass.


Who are your biggest influences?

When I was younger, definitely Flea of RHCP and John Paul Jones of Led Zeppelin. As I got older, Pnut of 311 and Tony Kanal of No Doubt. Now, more technically, I’m influenced by Victor Wooten and Evan Brewer.


What are you involved with musically?

Generation X, a ‘90s cover band, Hudson Valley Guitar and Bounce Method, which is funk rock/alternative/reggae.


Who have you been listening to lately?

Deftones. #RIPChi. ‘90s alternative. Believe it or not, Fall Out Boy’s Take This To Your Grave has been lodged in my CD player for the past six months or so.



What’s your plan for the future?

Backpack Europe and see what happens, move to Cali, or shack up in the city. They all involve creating, just depends on where I end up.


Any advice for aspiring musicians?

Experiment, listen and create.