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I'm a musician from Liverpool, England and have been playing guitar since I was 16, playing live since 18. I've traditionally concentrated on live work but recently started to develop an interest in computer recording. I still try to keep as much of a live feel as possible with my music, trying to record songs in such a way that the recordings and live versions sound as similar as possible.
Why this name?
Although I believe the idea of people copyrighting nature is ridiculous and unethical, but the name given to it by the media - Bio-Piracy - sounded cool to me. Too cool to waste, anyway. So in a moment of pure irony, I took it :)~
Do you play live?
Last live performance was a webcast at a good friend's home. That was a ton of fun, and made me realise how much I miss being on stage.
How, do you think, does the internet (or mp3) change the music industry?
It's completely changed things. The individual artist has previously undreamed-of power, and the only limit now is yourself and your imagination
Would you sign a record contract with a major label?
I was surrounded by Rock music from an early age. My parents used to go to The Cavern Club before I was born, and my Mum saw The Stones almost exactly 30 years before I did. In the 70's, my uncle was a photographer who worked with the likes of Queen, Rory Gallagher, Lizzy, Uriah Heap, etc. Earliest memories include seeing Sweet on the telly singing The Sixteens, and hiding behind the couch when ads for Aladdin Sane came on TV. I grew up on all of that kind of music but Queen were probably my biggest love. I stuck with the classic stuff, Sabbath, Lizzy, etc but also tried to listen to as much music as I could - with the exception of Country!
Wow, that one varies depending on my mood. Sometimes I'll miss driving down Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles, then at others I'll want to be waking up in a tent at the foot of Ben Nevis in the summer.
Thanks for listening!
Don't Want To Know
My own Pretty Woman
Very Nice Tight Bottom
Nice Tight Bottom, haha