Full name: Leon Monaco
Instrument: Bass Guitar
ESP ltd B-1004 Multi Scale, Line 6 HX Stomp, D’Addario Strings, DSL straps
When did you start playing?:
Christmas 2012, got my first guitar and it all went downhill from there.
Why did you start playing?:
Fell in love with AC/DC, Avenged Sevenfold and Trivium.
Describe yourself in 3 words:
Happy, Smart and Dumb
Where do you see yourself in 5 year?:
Still trudging along playing music somewhere and somehow, while trying to balance my engineering career.
What is your best trait/ worst habit:
My ability to whip out dad-jokes, irrespective whether they’ll be well received or not.
Song to play live: Lighthouse and In Time
Gig you’ve played: Played a gig in a small dingy place in Sydney with one of my old bands, and I ended up taking over guitar for the headlining band on the night because he couldn’t be bothered playing the final song and wanted to mosh. So i learned the last song in the green room with the other guitarist 10 mins before they went on. So much fun!
Band: Trivium, Wintersun and Caligula’s Horse
Gig you’ve been to: Wintersun in Melbourne 2017 (oh look, Orpheus Omega supported that one…)
Food/ Drink: Fried Chicken and /or burritos for food, and the following for drinks:
- Four Pillars Gin with Fever Tree Mediterranean Tonic
- Starward Wine-Cask Whiskey
- Dark Matter Spiced Rum, Dry and Orange
Quote: “If you can do it, then you should do it. There’s no excuse to not go do something if you can’t be bothered” – Me (pretentious? sure)