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Christian - Lead guitar

Christian was born and raised in Oklahoma City. He began as a musician at the age of 9 learning to play the viola and self learning the piano. He continued to play viola till his senior year of high school. Throughout his childhood, his parents introduced a broad range of music that fueled his inspiration to be a life long musician. He listened to everything from the classical greats, jazz, classic rock, punk, hard rock and heavy metal.
At the age of 16 his parents bought him a classical guitar. He started to teach himself some of the basic fundamentals, from strumming to finger picking styles. His love for punk, hard rock and heavy metal always grabbed his attention which drove him to saving up for his first electric guitar and amp. He then started learning rhythm and lead. He would later meet friends that shared the same influences.
He played in a few punk bands and would later eventually join Matt and John as they were forming a cover band named Wicked @ddiction. After a fews years, Christian joined another side gig with 5 Dollar Thrill in which he had the opportunity to open up for bands such as Puddle of Mudd, Tantric and Hinder.
Meanwhile, Wicked Addiction started to disband. Matt, John and Christian were left. They started to write, record and perform original music and named the group Tretura.
Christian’s influences come from bands and guitarist who inspired him to want to play the guitar, such as Iron Maiden, Metallica, Van Halen, Dream Theater, Avenged Sevenfold, Zack Wylde, Andy James, Marty Friedman, Eric Johnson.