Genesis, Camel, Marillion, Enchant, Pain of Salvation, Dream Theater, Kansas.
Music before Ulysses:
I used to play the drums in many different bands. I started to play the keyboards in BodyHeat: a pop/rockband. Besides that I always composed music in my home studio (for theater shows aswell).
I always liked musicians that play what they have to play to improve a song; nothing more and nothing less. To name: Tony Banks of Genesis, Mark Kelly of Marillion.
Hobbies besides music:
I sometimes like to escape from the "City madness" and explore mother earth hiking from one camp to another with my backpack.