What made you want to be in a band and learn to play guitar? I spent quite a long time listening to blues artists playing guitar and I really wanted to try and replicate that kind of expression and connection with music. Which artist inspires your music the most? My playing is inspired by a large collection of blues artists. If I had to pick one then it would probably be Clapton, but Buddy Guy and Stevie Ray Vaughn would be close behind. What is you favourite song to play on stage? That would probably be Mustang Sally. If you could be in any other band in the world, who would it be and why?  Currently, it would be John Mayer’s Blues Trio because I’d get to play loads of really long guitar solos. How would your band mates describe you in four words? Loud, bluesy, organised, and loud. What is your favourite album ever? Where the light is. John Mayer. What current instrument(s) are you gigging?  A Gibson Les Paul Studio faded series and a Fender Transmoto Strat. If you were in the X factor, which judge would you like to mentor you and why? I’d probably have to go with Gary Barlow, at least he’s been there and done pretty much everything in the music world. One bit of advice you'd give 16 year old you. Learn to read music, yeah okay it’s boring to pick up but it’ll be worth it for a few years time. What is the best gig you have ever been to see? I went to see U2 at the City of Manchester Stadium and from a stage performance point of view, they were amazing. I’d have to say for musical quality there has been no one to touch Crowded House. What is the best gig you remember playing? The first time we played the Cavern, we were sat back stage and couldn’t wait to get on as deserved headliners. What would your biography title be? Adult Music.

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