In another life if you weren’t a guitarist what would you be doing?
I would probably want to be working as a marine researcher. As a kid i was always interested in under water things, sharks, dolphins etc.
Who is your favourite new comer guitarist and why?
I have a few faves. I really like Oz Noy . He's a great guitar player from Israel but lives and plays in New York. Very funky guy with lots of jazz thrown in too. Check him out. Another guy i like who's not exactly a newcomer is Robbie Macintosh, immense musician.He currently plays on the road with John Mayer but he's worked with Paul McCartney,The Pretenders. He plays everything with puree musicality and absolute taste.
If you could choose one person to do a collaboration with who would it be?
I'd love to work with Nikka Costa.
Are you prone to suddenly breaking out into guitar solos when rehearsing with the band?
No,not really. I actually, believe it or not,shy away from solo's. I do like playing them but not just for the sake of doing them. I love being part of the groove of the band. i find that just as satisfying.
What has been the highlight of your career so far?
I was gonna say it was when a woman got up on stage at a recent gig and treated us all to an eye full but in truth it's not been just one event. The fact that i get to travel the world playing music in some amazing places too so many people. It's all pretty much been a highlight so far.
Where would you like to be in ten years time?
I'd be happy doing the same as now. Playing, writing , producing.
What do you enjoy doing in your spare time?
Apart from spending time with my family, i'm a music nut so i spend most of my spare time tinkering away in my studio.