How long have you been playing?

Never ask a musician his age.

What was the first concert you ever went to?
Couple of local bands playing in the Sandrianne in Kilmarnock. Buster Hymen and the Penetrations and The Outpatients. Both excellent bands. The Penetrations are still playing.
What gear do you use?
Depends on the gig. Been using a Lakland recently as it’s much lighter than my Musicman Stingray. But also been known to use a five string or a fretless. Or even a bass ukelele.

Couldn’t find speakers that were the right size and sound and flexible enough to cover different gigs. So built a pair that can handle enough power and drive either one or two, depending on the gig, with either a Gallien Kruger M800 or Markbass amp

Who was your biggest musical influence growing up?
A very generous neighbour who let me listen to and borrow his massive album collection. That’s how I first heard a lot of great music that you didn’t get on the radio.
Are you in a band? Have you been in bands?
So far the most fun I’ve had was playing bass and singing in Fat Betty, a Thin Lizzy tribute band. Been in lots of others. Been playing a loooooooong time.
If you could jam with anyone, who would it be?
Anyone. Always fun to play with other people
You're stuck on a desert island and only get to bring one album with you. What do you pick?
Thin Lizzy - Live and Dangerous.
No! John Martyn - One World
No! Joni Mitchell - Hejira
No! Bill Bruford – One of a Kind
No! Bowie – Changes
No! John Coltrane – Blue Train
No! Bob Marley – Exodus
No! Genesis – Lamb Lies Down on Broadway
No! Yes – Close to the Edge
No! John Scofield – Blue Matter

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