Band Leader, ukulele bass, bass guitar, double bass
Why did you choose those instruments?
I didn’t, they chose me.
Why do you play music?
I feel like it’s the easiest way for me to take part in a group conversation. That’s really important to me as I am really an introvert, but at the same time I very much enjoy the company of people. I just don’t find it easy to be part of the crowd unless I have an instrument in my hands.
What genres of music do you listen to most?
Any kind of jazz, especially if they are mixing it up a little, I’m not that fond of music that rigidly sticks to one style. Beyond that I like pretty much anything apart from pop and polka, though even they can be good. Last week I was listening to Prince, Talking Heads and Ian Dury, this week it’s chinese folk music.
Tell me about your music education.
I have none, The only music lesson I can remember at school was one where I didn’t attend. I was hiding in the toilets because I had forgotten to do my homework. I must have been about 8 years old.
What is your favorate quote?
“If you understood everything I said you would be me” – Miles Davis
What’s the funniest thing that has happened to you on a gig?
That’s a toss up between the drummer falling into a fireplace during the encore, or the drummer catching a fish that hit him in the head nearly knocking him off the back of a lorry. It always seems to happen to the drummer.
Tell me who you are in two sentences?
I’m Sean Connery. Don’t tell anyone.
What do you want to be when you grow up?
I can’t see that ever happening
How do you want to be remembered?
I’d like to be remembered as much kinder, funnier and better looking than I actually am.