When I was 5 one of my cousins played the accordion. I wanted to borrow it, but he wouldn’t give it to me afraid I would break it. Eventually, when I came back home my grandparents bought me from the Unirea superstore….an accordion.
Have you played any other instruments?
Yeah, I have, from the accordion to traditional folk music. After some years I managed to buy a classic guitar and learned a few notes, some mountain songs from a friend. Thanks to a friend’s good will and vision, in 1993 I got my first bass. Thank you, Iulian.
How did you land in the band?
I didn’t. I was already there, building the landing strip, pouring concrete.
Have you played in any other musical projects?
I’ve played in Aria, a project I left in 2008 and The Teacher’s Orchestra, a band that played some Elvis Presley Tribute shows and concerts promoting big band and rock and roll music.
Major musical influences?
I have no major musical influences.
You purpose in the band?
One purpose only: to be a kick ass bass player.
Generally I fix anything that is broken (mechanic wise, the electric part belongs to Cornel) and whenever they need my opinion on some music I say: “It’s very good/It’s very bad”…I’m surprised my band mates still tolerate me.
Anything else you’d like to add?
It’s clear: it’s love, it’s MONARCHY.