1. Describe your sound.
Mostly one man and a guitar.But not your typical singer-songwriter - there are many layers beneath what seems to be quite simple stuff.
2. What are your worst habits?
I say "know what I mean?" too much. Because I get the feeling people don't know what I mean.
3. Which bands inspired you to play?
Early on? The Beatles, Cream, Led Zeppelin, The Who, Velvet Underground, Pink Floyd, The Doors, Dylan, Hendrix, Joni Mitchell, Bowie, CSNY, Van Morrison, The Band, Yes, Stax soul.
4. The X-Factor, Pop Idol, etc. What's the score?
The audition you see on TV is the 3rd they've done. Cowell and co's shocked reactions are faked - they already know who the awful singers are.
5. What was your first-ever gig like?
It was a band called Life at Countesthorpe College, December 15, 1972. My memories of our nervousness and excitement are still vivid 30 years on.