When did you begin making music, and did you ever ponder a different career?
I left school at 15 and joined a rock and roll band. We got signed and toured for 11 years. Before I knew it I was a musician. I turned around one day and there I was, a muso without even knowing it! I wanted to be an archaeologist but only because of Indiana Jones.
How would you describe your music?
As eighty-eight percent perspiration/day dreaming, six percent electricity, four percent evaporation and two percent butterscotch ripple.
What have you been up to so far and what can we expect over the coming months?
Last month I was touring Australia with my good buddy Sarah Blasko and wearing t-shirts. Now I’m touring Europe with my good buddy Sarah Blasko and wearing jumpers and trench coats. After that, in May my solo album Upon Ayr will come out in the UK /EU and I’ll be touring that till the cows come home.
If you could duet with anybody who would it be and why?
One of my favourite duets is Tom Waits and Bette Midler singing a song called I Never Talk To Strangers. Look it up, It’s wonderful. I sing a duet on my record with Blasko. But I suppose if I could choose anyone to sing with living or passed, it would be Etta James. She’s got that voice and real lady pain to go with my man pain.
What’s your desert island disc and why would you take this one album?
It’s probably pretty dorky but I think the album I’ve listened to most of all my albums, and could listen to everyday, alone on an island while my clothes slowly rot off my starving body is the best of Fleetwood Mac. Every song is a hit and those harmonies and 70’s Stevie Nicks…