Are you appearing with Ian Anderson on the T.A.A.B. tour?
No, I will not be playing on the Ian Anderson solo dates, neither will Doane Perry.
This year I will be touring my own band and will play, mostly, the music of Jethro Tull.
I was not invloved in the recording of the album T.A.A.B.2 ,but have been finishing a
double album of my own, to be released on my website very soon.
Which guitarists do you admire?
I love the melodic and harmonic nature of Mark Knopfler's playing and have always been a great fan of Gary Moore ,who had such precision in his playing and perfect pitch!
Other favourites are Scott Henderson , Robben Ford and Joe Bonamasa.
They all have fluid styles and wonderful note choice, all with total control!
What band would you most want to join?
This one is easy! It would be Fairport Convention. They are a very musical band,always improving and full of energy and commitment.
They have a tremendous work ethic; sharing everything as a true band and all have the opportunity to write and perform their own ideas and share the stage.
The feeling of togetherness comes across to the audience and it is a delight to see! Also, they are the nicest people AND Simon can help with the Saturday Telegraph crossword...Perfect!
Are you still playing Table Tennis?
Yes, I have recently joined a major club in Devon and the standard is just amazing.
I have won only a few games. Luckily they are a great bunch of people, so loosing isn't as painful as it might!
What is your current guitar?
I am still playing P.R.S. guitars; I have a selection of models and they all sound superb.
I have now found a tiny amp. that fits into a shoulder bag yet sounds really good, and loud enough for any gig. I will be using it on one-off shows in Europe (see events).
What is your new "tiny" amp?
This is a Hughes and Kettner Tube Meister 18 and I have used it on sessions and gigs with equal success.
When flying it goes in my roll-on luggage and is indredibly light. It has a huge ammount of volume and
Is your music available on sheet music?
No....but I will look at the possibilities.
Are you still recording solo work?
My new CD includes three brand new tracks, recorded at home with James Bragg, who I rate as the best engineer I have worked with.
Too many queries about TAAB tours to answer!!
Please refer to top of page. I will not be in the USA with TAAB 2.