Born in Alexandria, Virginia, John moved to LA, where he was raised in the heart of Hollywood. After taking guitar lessons, playing both the guitar and bass at age 13, John realized his passion for music and decided that he wanted to make a career out of performing and touring. He attributes his musical influences to The Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Offspring and Nirvana. His guitar influences include Jimi Hendrix, John Frusciante and Jimmy Page.