When did you begin making music, and did you ever ponder a different career?
I wrote my first song at 7 years old… it was called big, big buildings about big buildings strangely enough! And I haven’t really stopped since then! So no, I don’t really think I ever contemplated doing anything else really.. That sounds a bit dull eh? My mind has always been geared towards songwriting I think…
How would you describe your music?
To me, my music has always been driven by melody. There is nothing more important than a timeless melody for me..so il always strive to deliver a melody that stays with the listener and a lyric that the listener can relate to. It can be a difficult pairing to get right!
What have you been up to so far and what can we expect over the coming months?
Recently I’ve been writing and recording my second album ‘flying machine’ which is out in August. I’ve also been busy making the video for my new single ‘proper chronic lonely’ which stars none other than Shawn Williamson! Of extras and Eastenders fame which haas been loadsa fun! Other than that I have a small tour booked for August so just gearing up for that!
If you could duet with anybody who would it be and why?
I recently dueted with country singer Laura Cantrell for a track on the new album called “all I need is you” which is kinda like an old Johnny cash number which was my first duet ive recorded. It was great sharing ideas with someone so I’d love to duet again… if I was lucky enough to do so I would probably want to duet with someone like Lucy Rose or Rae Morris I really like their vocals and melodies… or maybe a Scottish artist like Paolo Nutini or The View or something purely as we are Scottish! but they are all long shots I would’ve thought!
What’s your desert island disc and why would you take this one album?
Ooft… that is always a tough one to answer as it could be any number of albums! But right at this moment it would have to be Belle and Sebastian’s ‘fold your hands child, you walk like a peasant’ as its been on my ipod non stop this month… it’s a great Scottish album.