Bert has always been a man of many words But at the age of 12 Bert picked up the acoustic guitar. Age 16 he got his first electric guitar. His metal influences are slayer. Anthrax. Black sabbath and King diamond. His acoustic influence are. John Hyatt. Neil young. Blue grass, in general. He didn't start playing in a band until 02-2010 with the Ottawa IL based metal band Vulgar Bliss. During this time he also enrolled in The F*** Y'alls! a Rockford IL based comedy band which put out one album that year of 2008 entitled F*** Rockford IL!!! He then moved on to two other nameless bands that fell into darkness. He then wondered through the void until he found himself and recreated his music in a more logical truthful sense... Instead of constant fodder.