What made you decide that music is a thing for you?

It’s the way I can articulate how I feel writing music, I think I was first 8 years old when I wrote my first melody.

What was life like for you before music?

Not as vibrant, I was big into football and karate, then I picked up the guitar.

What was the first song you heard that steered you into a music path?

Celine Dion, Because I Loved you.

Where do you feel you currently sit within the music industry?

On a chair in the bar in Abbey Road Studios.

What’s the biggest thing you have learned from someone else in the industry?

No one is really your friend.

Tell us Two truths and a lie about you.

  1. The drummer Woody from Bastille played on a few of my early singles
  2. Ed Sheeran played guitar in my band for an afternoon
  3. I sang for Prince one day

If you could wish for one thing to aid your career what would it be?

The money would be nice, but not my main goal.

Do you ever worry about people taking things the wrong way or cancel culture? Discuss….

I think the best thing is to try and be the most genuine self I can be. Cancel culture is a disguise for our own inadequacies, in my humble opinion

Do you sign up for any conspiracy theories? If not why not?

If a bear poops in the woods, does it really poop? I think I got that wrong

What was the worst experience on stage?

I once played a gig naked, that was a surprise for all of us

Tell us something about you that you think people would be surprised about?

I think my last answer is more than enough surprise 🙂 

What makes you stand out as an artist?

My old age.

I hear you have new music, what can you tell us about it.

My first single from my upcoming record is called ‘fomo’ ( out globally 25th August) which kicks off my record release of ‘pop goes the indie kid’ out with Sony AWAL 22nd September, I’m so excited , I’ve been working on this release all of this year.

What was the recording process like?

I got to record with some of my best friends, the people I’m working with now I absolutely respect professionally & as humans, I’m a lucky boy. Paul Tipler, Andy Maxwel,  Marek Deml, Sam Beer, Tom Hall & Alex Wharton to name a few, big love to Rebecca Strong Garcia, Will Nias and Melissa Rieger for writing with me too. 

What was the biggest learning curve in writing the new tunes?

It’s been the marketing and promotion aspect, the writing part I find the easiest 

Would you change anything now it’s finished?

Nothing and everything, as an artist – it can be so hard to know when something is finished.

Is there anything else you would like to share with the world?

I know a good dad joke or two, come to a live show when I head out on tour this September and you’ll be sure to hear some inter-song accidental banter with myself and my wonderful audience.