I was 9 when I started to play the guitar. My dad played and i figured it would be a good hobby...
What was the first concert you ever went to?
The first proper show I saw was the WiLDHEARTS at the UEA in Norwich, I think it was '96. Previous to that, i'd been to a few pub gigs in bands I was playing with. Being paid in beer was like winning the Lottery at 15!
What gear do you use?
Loads. All of them.
Who was your biggest musical influence growing up?
Nirvana. I heard a school covers band playing them in December '92 and it changed how i listened to music.
Are you in a band? Have you been in bands?
Yes. Lots. Metal/Punk/Spazz/Alt-noise etc. Basically, not the carpenters.
If you could jam with anyone, who would it be?
Chris Goss. I already have, but it wasn't long enough.
What's the biggest audience you ever performed to? What's the smallest?
Main stage at the Download festival, probably 5000 people, but we did get free Jagermeister in those days... Smallest, Bar staff and curious band members.
You're stuck on a desert island and only get to bring one album with you. What do you pick?
Sing To God (1+2) by the Cardiacs. It covers a vast range of musical styles, often in the space of one track.