Born near Tokyo Disneyland, Hik’s musical development began early when he started play on pots ‘n pans at age 3. He then upgraded to a real drumkit in high school. After countless stints in local rock/metal/j-rock/doowop/ gregorian chant bands, he decided to become a little more serious and in 2005, began studying drums at QUT. Apart from being the stickman in Deep Blue, Mr Hik also works as a session drummer and a drum teacher in Brisbane (and is always accepting students of all levels!). Currently, Mr Hik teaches the drum program at Harmonie Music Centre.
One of the many multi-instrumentalists in the group, Mr Hik can play piano, guitar, mandolin, saxophone and violin. Some “lucky” Deep Blue audiences may have seen Mr Hik play violin with young blue onstage.
Outside music, Mr Hik is obsessed with motorsport. Whilst being a competitive go-kart racer in his teens, he was stuck on whether to become a formula one driver or a rockstar as his career choice. He still dreams of competing in the Le Mans 24 hours endurance race. Mr Hik also passionately follows football (all codes), cycling, nba, major league baseball and cricket.