Well where to I begin? At the start, silly! So, I think I started out with a Sega Master System II. Yeah, & I had Sonic the Hedgehog of course, with Alex the Kidd built in the console itself. This did me for a good 3 years or so, gaming against my dog, who was unwilling to learn the controls, even after weeks of persuasion. I never got a chance to join the Sega MegaDrive club officially, but I broke into various friends houses and played their consoles to get my fix, so that was nice. Not ever shy to admit when I did or did not want to do something, when it came to playing games, there was no question. It had to be done, a necessary part of my every day ritual.
In terms of music, I, like many from my generation of gamer kids, adored the MegaDrive titles, even though I never owned one, and being gifted a SNES through a 7UP competition, the SNES titles found their way into my heart as well. I loved MegaMan X, still do! And StarFox! Aw man, yes. Donkey Kong, Turrican, Streets of Rage, PageMaster (mainly for the music to be honest..), anyway. I had a lot of loves, but generally, and still today, I am pretty crap at games. I am a slow learner in that department. Doesn’t mean I love(d) them any less though!
I started toying with the notion of music when I was 14, I got a couple of piano lessons, my piano teachers were weird, so I stopped. Started playing drums at 16, never took it seriously until 2005 when I began to properly start studying music! I took piano back up over the years after that, and 5 years on, I finished a degree in it. It was my time in University that helped me realise that my love for computer games and making music needed to be combined, much like my every day ritual as a child, I had to make sure this became something I could do every single day.
And it really has, and I love it. Much like Dan I can’t believe we’re at this stage we are now, and where we’re going next excites me even more, but more than anything I have to thank the people who show us so much appreciation and support; whether it is through work or just from fans emailing their thanks for our work, it is all well received and humbly appreciated. As long as we continue to receive the love, we will continue to deliver it, to your ears, via noises. Yep, that was explained well.
So thank you all for your support, and through doing do, whether it’s hiring us, buying our music, or just saying “dude, you rock”, it hits home and is always well received (I said that already, didn’t I). So bring it in, hug time, don’t be shy!