How would you describe yourself?
Medium height, medium build. No sense of co-ordination and a hard time telling left from right. Hair starts turning ginger when it reaches my shoulder blades and my face is mostly symmetrical. Shoes tend to wear out quickly.
How would you describe your music?
It is mostly written using minor chords (the sad ones), but most of my songs tell a story, which itself may not necessarily be sad. I like the way some words fit together, regardless of coherency. My music isn't professional or polished, some days I can barely play guitar and percussion ranges from crumpling bits of paper to tapping windows, but I just can't stop.
Which song would you dump in Room 101?
Adele - Someone Like You. Played to death.
Who is your inspiration?
Spencer Bell. He wrote and understood more about the world by the age of 20 when he died than I will far into middle age. Spencer passed away from adrenal cancer in 2006, and his dad Bill set up www.spencerbellmemorial.com, where you can find an unbelievable amount of songs, writing and art from Spencer. If it wasn't for hearing his music and how fearlessly he lived his life, I most likely wouldn't be able to do this.
What annoys you most?
People repeating themselves, I just don't know how to react. Do you stop them mid-sentence and tell them they already told you? Do you just pull the exact same facial expressions in response as you did the last time round? What if they then start telling you a third time and you're stuck in some kind of loop? Or do you just finish off their sentence and say, "It must be MAGIC!" I just don't know.
What's your favourite pudding?
Creme brulée. I'm not really too fussed on the taste of it, but I like to crack the top and it reminds me of an old NES game (Kickle Cubicle).
Are you in love?
No. I plan to be at some point, but I don't have a date yet.
Do you have recurring dreams and, if so, what about?
Mostly end of the world stuff. I watch a lot of Buffy and Supernatural, and, for some reason, I tend to roll face down into the pillow when I'm asleep, which I'm sure is to blame somehow.
Where did you play at the Worcester Music Festival?
In 2011, I played at the Horn and Trumpet, outside the Guildhall, and then, impromptu, at the Hand in Glove.
What was the experience like?
Great! It really was. It was amazing to walk around Worcester and hear all this live music only a few steps away in almost any direction. There's so many musicians in Worcester and so many people who appreciate music that it was a great feeling to be a part of a real musical community. I'd love to do it every weekend. No - every day.
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