As a sophomore at Collegiate, Gabriel has participated in the school Guitar Ensemble and Jazz Band. In 2014 he decided he wanted to start his own band to further challenge himself musically.
Gabriel showed interest in music at a very early age. At the age of 5 he asked to take guitar lessons, but was encouraged by his instructor to begin with piano. After 18 months, Gabriel began adding guitar lessons as well. It didn’t take long for him to set the piano aside and completely focus on guitar. While guitar is certainly his main focus, Gabriel can play a multitude of other instruments at a moderate skill level. In addition to music, Gabriel enjoys playing video games and doing graphic design.
Gabriel’s musical influences started in blues with Eric Clapton, BB King, Buddy Guy and Jimi Hendrix. His more recent blues influences include Joe Bonamassa, Eric Gales, Gary Clark Jr, Davy Knowles, and Dan Patlansky. His rock influences are Mark Tremonti, Joe Satriani, and David Gilmour. He has attended the G4 Experience for the past three years and has recently began taking lessons from Doug Doppler, a former student of Joe Satriani.