Inspired by music he heard on the radio growing up by Canadian artists such as 54-40, Northern Pikes. Bryan Adams, Anne Murray, Stompin' Tom and many other Canadian Artists. He especially loves Johnny Cash and is inspired by Johnny's sound, lyrics and voice. Gabriel's love of guitar was first introduced to him in churches with a lot of gospel singing, and later in life, countless hours of listening to other guitar players. Always in trouble for playing too loud, and too much, but always loves exploring putting guitar where people think guitar should not be.