With thanks to John Eggar in Glasgow, Scotland, for this question.
John! It's impossible to say where I get my inspiration from really, because the smallest
thing could set me off. It could be something as ostensibly minor as a beautiful sunrise
('Amber Dawn'), or something as significant as a deeply personal experience (the whole of Innersense). I can be inspired by pretty much
anything if the mood and the timing is right. Inspiration is a fairly elusive creature for
me though - hence why I'm not as prolific as I'd like to be.
you ever dated another musician and if so what was it like?
With thanks to Mike Lowe in Ohio, USA, for this question.
Mike! Yes, I have. In fact I'm dating one at the moment (I'm writing this in February
2016). Very interesting it is too, especially given that he is also a synth player! Not to
mention a lovely bloke, of course.
you prefer playing synthesisers, flute or saxophone?
With thanks to Andy Parsons in Dublin, Ireland, for this question.
Andy! I love playing all of them for different reasons. The flute's the most convenient -
I can take it anywhere. Synths are great because they're polyphonic, so I can play chords.
Woohoo! And sax... well, it's just sexy, ain't it?
was the result of a painful time for you. Are you over the heartache now?
With thanks to Carol Smithwick in Leicester, UK, for this question.
Carol! Yes, I'm absolutely over it now - and writing Innersense really helped me to reach that point.
The whole process of composing it, although painful, was incredibly therapeutic and
cathartic in its own way.
do you think is the best thing you've ever written?
With thanks to Mark Stevenson in Idaho, USA, for this question.
Mark! Well, I'm never 100% happy with anything I do. Seriously, I'm my own best (or worst)
critic, in that I pick holes in just about everything I write. If I had to choose a
favourite though, it would probably be 'A Breath Away' from Innersense, simply because it's very much 'me'.
That one really did come from the heart. Actually, the whole album is very much like that
- it's extremely honest and personal music.