Simon D’Alfonso – Bass

Simon D'Alfonso

Equipment: Ibanez guitars, Mark bass amplification

Previous/Other bands: Enraged, Anarion

Favourite/Influential bands: Dream Theater, Queen, Pantera, Fates Warning, Queensryche, Symphony X, Epica, Metallica, Megadeth, Faith No More

Favourite/Influential musicians: Billy Sheehan, Victor Wooten, John Myung, John Petrucci, Steve Vai, Jim Mattheos, Mark Zonder, Freddy Mercury, Geoff Tate, Ray Alder, Kevin Moore, Mike Patton

Favourite albums of all time: Images and Words (Dream Theater), Scenes From a Memory (Dream Theater), A Pleasant Shade of Gray (Fates Warning), Parallels (Fates Warning), Metallica (Metallica), Operation Mindcrime (Queensryche), Greatest Hits I (Queen), Keeper of the Seven Keys (Helloween), Room V (Shadow Gallery), The Real Thing (Faith No More)

Favourite songs of all time: Bohemian Rhapsody (Queen), Eleventh Hour (Fates Warning), Cemetery Gates (Pantera), Learning to Live (Dream Theater), Epic (Faith No More)

Most memorable concerts: Slayer 2001 at Festival Hall; Dream Theater 2008 at Festival Hall; Steve Vai 2004 at The Palais

Favourite films/T.V. shows: The Simpsons, Frasier, Seinfeld, Married With Children, Men Behaving Badly, Highlander, Terminator 2, Umberto D and other Italian films (particularly neo-realist)

Favourite books: Riftwar Series (Raymond E. Feist), The Outsider (Albert Camus), The Old Man and the Sea (Ernest Hemingway), The Problems of Philosophy (Bertrand Russell)

Other interests: Philosophy, Squash, History, Politics and International Affairs, Alfa Romeo vehicles