Hi, my name is Filip and I’m the guitar player and the founder of the band.
I started playing guitar in highschool (it used to be a cool thing back then!) mainly to impress girls ;), but things took an unexpected turn and I fell in love with the guitar in stead.
Later on I began studying jazz and classic guitar at the “National School of Arts” (Scola Populara de Arta) which I graduated with a pretty nice grade.
After that I joined some highschool bands and played mainly hard rock and blues. I can still remember my first group, it was called “Nadir” and it was a pretty bad progressive rock trio (keydoards, drums and guitar), but I knew that I wanted more from music than that so, after a few years I started preparing myself for the Music University. After the first year I realised that, I needed a different type of schooling so, I began studying mainly jazz guitar with a couple of local musicians.
Later on I joined some bands like “Butterflies in my stomach”, “Open 24″ or “Nuage”, I also co-founded the guitar duo “Numen” and I acted as a “hired gun” for other various groups.
All my musical experiences so far, led to this band, “Catsontheroof”, an eclectic band with no specific music genre on it’s mind. I observed that confining to playing a single type of music led quickly to a certain degree of saturation from the audience’s point of view so instead I said why not use different genres of music to tell different stories.