I joined my first band Argueda at 15 - formed with 3 school friends. We played rock covers like "Little Wing" (Jimi Hendrix), "Brown Sugar" (Rolling Stones), "Day Tripper" (The Beatles), "Stairway to Heaven" (Led Zeppelin) and "Freebird" (Lynyrd Skynyrd) - then we started writing our own songs. I can't even remember the title of the first song I ever wrote!
Then after Argueda split up through people going off to college, I formed Phaedra (named after the Tangerine Dream album) - a jazz rock band. I played lead guitar in both Argueda and Phaedra. But in Phaedra, we had keyboards and flute. We wrote all our own songs which were a mixture of Camel, Jethro Tull, Return To Forever, and Chick Corea!