I have been writing songs and playing in various bands or as a solo act since 1990, recording an album ("Mellow Drama", with the band Phringe) and three EPs ("Window Seat" - Phringe; "Suspension Of Disbelief" with Memo and "Exit Strategy" as Bruce Dennill) as well as occasional one-off projects. In a perfect world, I'd be James Taylor, but with more hair and my lovely wife and kids.
Rise & Fall
For me, what happens there is perhaps the most important moment in the Bible. The Crucifixion comes shortly afterwards, yes, but it is in the garden that Jesus wrestles with the implications of what He is about to do and - crucially - decides to go ahead with his Father's plan. God as man, placing the holiness and perspective of the former ahead of the fear and anguish of the latter - it always has and always will move me in a profound way.
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Centre Stage sessions, 29 April 2017. Pic by Paul Elliott
Chilled, seated set at Rusty Hook, Honeydew, Johannesburg. Pic by David Batzofin
Andy's Acoustic Forum: throwing long shadows. Picture credit: Michel Bega
1: What artist would you most love to work with?
2: What is the sexiest instrument?
3: What was the worst advice?
You have to be signed by a label if you're going to get anywhere.
4: What was your first concert?
In a pub at a trout farm somewhere north of Johannesburg.
5: What/where is the best road food?
Whatever's recommended by the locals (within reason...).
6: What’s the best music advice you ever got?
7: Who is your most surprising inspiration?