Balijam is a Bay Area native who took up music about 10 years ago and rather late in life. Influences are very eclectic, from ambient and experimental artists such as Brian Eno, Steve Roach, Robert Rich, to world groove artists such as Kaya Project, Angel Tears, Dead Can Dance, Future Sound of London and One Giant Leap to acoustic based artists such as CSN, Neil Young, America, The Beatles, Neil Finn, the Bay Area's Box Set Duo & The Dream Tellers. He is open to just about any direction that sounds good to him. He has been writing his own acoustic guitar based songs for about 5 years and creating experimental mixes via GarageBand for about 3 years. He in no way claims to be accomplished or professional. It's all about having fun and expressing himself at this point.