Why this name?
It was the nick name I was given as a child. I just receintly saw the Disney production of Treasure Island and that guy is a freak! I must have been one ugly child.
Do you play live?
Yes, Based in Sydney Australia I have been playing the sydney origanals cuircut for over 10 years with medium successes with a few different outfits. I am currently lead singer of The Swinging Love Rocks (check out the suondclick page).
How, do you think, does the internet (or mp3) change the music industry?
It gives people much more exposure to a worldwide community of music lovers and artists so we are not fed by the major labels. We are able to express ourselves more freely through what we listen to.
Would you sign a record contract with a major label?
Each record contract is different and taylored to the individual, if the contract enabled me to reach a wider audience with maintaining my artistic freedom and integrity than it could be a possibility. But I am not going to hold my breath. D.I.Y...
I grew up listening to a very broad range of genres but the ones that lend themselves more to my style would be Soul(Otis Redding, James Brown, Marvin Gaye, Blues (Robert Johnson,Cream,Jimi Henrix), Country (Randy Travis, Brad Paisley, Johnny Cash) to Rock (Led Zepplin, ACDC, Pearl Jam, Soundgarden).
Sydney Australia, the best hourbor in the world.
Acoustic I use a Maton 91' Overlander and a Takamine semi and electric i use a Telecaster slim-line and a Gibson Howard Roberts Fusion with a Fender Deluxe tube amp.