When did you begin making music, and did you ever ponder a different career?
I always wanted to be a drummer as a child but the usual conflict of interest form the side of my parents got in the way, you know that instrument is way too loud kind of thing. So I used the only instrument I had or could afford, my voice and started making up music. I started on guitar at around 8 years of age. I grew up listening to English language music but couldn’t speak so made up imaginary words which would be quite interesting now. I will have to see if I can find them again and use the David Bowie theory of abstract random writing! I was always very sure I would do this, obviously had other jobs to pay the bills but this is and was all I ever wanted to do.
How would you describe your music?
A teaspoon of Blues, a pinch of Theater. Add a little Gypsy, mix in some Folk, a hint of Flamenco and round it up with some classic singer/songwriter – hey presto.
What have you been up to so far and what can we expect over the coming months?
I live in a creative community in Munich and it is our 20th anniversary here so there a lots of things going on that need to be organised. I play shows here and cook also, I love cooking and being a host… want to pop by, we still have good wine and food? I am also writing new songs for the next album next year and generally getting exited about the release of No Offense.
If you could duet with anybody who would it be and why?
Well it would be Billie Holiday but that is going to have to wait until we meet upstairs (or downstairs). Hard to say exactly why, I just have a feeling it would be amazing, satisfying and different. Why do you like a certain artist/band? It just connects and that is the feeling I have when I think of Billie.
What’s your desert island disc and why would you take this one album?
I guess it would be Paolo Nutini – Sunny Side Up, can’t wait for the next one. Why? Phew I just love it and it connected with me and I can imagine listening to it a lot longer.