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Shaun

Shaun is one of the two guitarists in Third Stone Circus. Being introduced to the world of rock by his mother during an extended hospital stay, he picked up the guitar at twelve years of age and never stopped playing since. Growing up listening to the all time greats of the 60ies and 70ies such as Cream, The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, Allman Brothers and many more, his playing is heavily influenced by those guitar legends, especially by his two favorites: Slash and Jimmy Page.

Don’t take life so seriously! it’s not like you’re going to get out alive.

Shaun gained in band and live experience by playing in a school band. He liked what he saw which led him to properly focus on the guitar. Being taught by the best guitarists he knew of in his surroundings, Duncan James (Hillbilly Moon Explosion) and Theo Kapilidis (Professor at ZhdK and jazz musician), he went on and formed Rivercash, a swiss hard rock band with his best friends Cherry T. (drums) and Simi (Bass). They played many towns and locations in Switzerland between 2009-2015 until it was time for something new…Third Stone Circus.

Besides playing guitar 24/7 and in between for Third Stone Circus, Shaun has a master degree in theoretical astrophysics and cosmology from the University of Zurich and started his PHD in the same field at ETH Zurich in 2019. He is also teaching guitar at Instrumentor in order to pass on the spirit of rock n roll to younger generations.