From a musically-inclined family. Aside from a saxophone-playing dad, his brothers are also into music - Henry plays the piano and Boy plays the drums. Cousin, also named Boy Katindig, is a keyboard player.
Considered Herbie Hancock as his idol. He dreams of working with the greatest jazz player.
Majored in composition and keyboard when he was at the College of Music of University of the Philippines (UP). His minor instrument was the saxophone, but regretted that he did not master it like his father.
During his college years, he had to borrow from his dad the baritone saxophone which had a case as big as a coffin. Since he was only commuting on passenger transportations (buses and jeepneys), people would usually stare at him since they were curious what was inside the coffin-like box.