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 (where he ended up joining Deep Blue) 

Apart from being the stickman in Deep Blue, Hik also works as a freelance/session drummer. He has played or shared the stage with Blowhard, Joe Satriani, The Cat Empire, Washington, The Church, The Whitlams, Ball Park Music, James Morrison, Stiff Little Fingers , Nonsemble and many other artists.

Hik is also a private drum teacher in Brisbane (and is always accepting students of all levels!).  

Outside music, Hik is obsessed with motorsport and drives a Honda Civic Type R.