How would you classify your music?
Songs written for no audience in particular inspired by lots of different artists. I used to play just acoustic guitar and vocal and maybe I’ll write a few songs soon just like that.
Who are some of your top 5 musical influences?
Joni Mitchell, Neil Young, Bob Dylan, Radiohead, The Beatles
What do you want fans to take from your music?
I just hope somebody likes some of it, or at least relates to some of it.
How’s the music scene in your locale?
Nottingham is a really good scene, and also in London recently I’ve found little homes at places like The Halfmoon and The Bedford. I find it easier not to pay too much attention to any scene. It’s nice to feel included and involved in any group.
What is the best concert you have been to? What do you like most about playing live?
When I saw Muse playing on their Absolution tour at Nottingham Arena with Elbow supporting, years and years ago, that was absolutely amazing. I enjoy the rare moments where you play and everyone treats you like you mean something for a couple of hours.
Is there a song on your latest CD release here that stands out as your personal favorite, and why?
The song ‘I Wish I Was’ is the one which says the most about the album.
How have you evolved as an artist over the last year?
I’ve certainly aged.
If you could meet, play a gig, co-write a song, have dinner, have a drink with any band or artist (dead or alive) who would it be?
I’d like to hang out with Marilyn Manson, Alice Cooper, Johnny Depp & The Hollywood Vampires and talk about what it’s like trying to live a half-normal life after years of chaos.
What’s next for you?
I’m going to finish this new 10th album ‘Bye & Bye’ and then maybe try to write lots of songs, just the songs, and not worry at all anymore about pressuring myself with any of the recording or production or money or anything. Just write songs and take up any offers I get to play live. Maybe even try to earn money playing live, even if I’m playing other people’s songs. I’m not sure.
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