I am currently a co-lead singer/guitarist for my original band Morre, based out of Toronto. We have four albums out and are a professional touring band with a unique, original rock sound.
I have been playing in many other local bands of all styles, ranging from Hard Rock/Metal to Pop music. I've also performed in many classical recitals, along with showcasing my students and their skills. I am constantly playing in Toronto all types of cover gigs (Corporate events, Weddings and Parties). You can follow me always through my "Events " section on this website.
I started playing music at the age of 7 in Latvia, playing and performing with the cello. I was part of the local full orchestra. Later on I studied piano for a few years, mainly classical. After moving to Canada, at the age of 16 I picked up the guitar, and I realized that this was my instrument and naturally I advanced very fast and developed my skills accordingly. I've completed RCM examinations by preparing for them all by myself, including the theory which I teach as well. I have graduated for music pedagogy with honours from York University and studied jazz with Lorne Lofsky.
Please view the "Services " section, and see what I can do for you, whether is guitar lessons, book a live band for your event or record guitar on your track.
Here is a list of some of my influences:
Rock - Led Zeppelin, Guns N' Roses, Pink Floyd, Queen, Deep Purple, Alice In Chains, Faith No More, Eric Clapton, Beatles, Scorpions, Aerosmith, Whitesnake, CCR, Ten Years After, Joe Satriani, Radiohead, Pearl Jam, Genesis, King Crimson
Fingerstyle - Tommy Emmanuel, Chet Atkins, Adam Rafferty, Lenny Breau, Jerry Reed, Richard Smith, Buster B. Jones, Frank Vignola
Jazz/Blues - Miles Davis, Charlie Christian, Chet Baker, Wes Montgomery, B.B King, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Buddy Guy, Gary Moore, Gregor Hildren, Frank Vignola, Frank Sinatra, Robben Ford, Buddy Guy
Pop - Michael Jackson, Sting, George Michael, Depeche Mode, Tears for Fears, Billy Joel, Elton John,
Metal - Pantera, Megadeth, Kamelot, Metallica, Disturbed, Judas Priest
Classical - Rodrigo Riera, Francisco Tarrega, Tchaikovsky, J.S Bach, Chopin, Villa Lobos, John Williams, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Motown/Funk - Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, James Brown, Jackson 5, Jamiroquai, Herbie Hancock,
Other - The Ventures, Scott Joplin, Johnny Cash, Bob Marley and many more.