-At what age did you start playing the guitar, and do you play anything else?
AGE 13, AFTER PLAYING TROMBONE FOR 3 YEARS.
-Who are your biggest influences?
LOTS OF ALLSORTS! ZIGGY-IGGY-BOLAN-STONES-THUNDERS-EARLY ELVIS-CHUCK BERRY-BOB MARLEY- STEVE EARLE-EDDIE COCHRAN- BUDDY HOLLY-CLASH-NEW YORK DOLLS-RAMONES- KINKS-JIMMY ROGERS-HANK WILLIAMS-THE LIST GOES ON AND ON!
(Check out the link page for some of these people)
-What punk band would you have liked to be in?
I HATE TO SAY THIS BUT I WOULD HAVE LIKED MICK JONES' JOB!
-What would you be if you weren't a musician?
IF I HADN'T BEEN INTO MUSIC, I WOULD HAVE LIKED TO HAVE BEEN AN ARTIST OR A BAD ACTOR!!
-What jobs have you done before?
I WORKED IN WOOLWORTHS AND WAS A PAINTER AND DECORATOR FOR A LONG TIME.
-Could you ever live anywhere but Coventry?
I LIVED IN LONDON FOR A WHILE BUT I MISSED THE COUNTRY Y'ALL.
I COULD LIVE IN SOUTHERN IRELAND NO PROBLEM.
-If you could be anyone at all for a day, who would you be.
-What was the first song you ever wrote?
"1980'S TEDDYBOY" WHICH I WROTE IN 1974.
-Which Specials song, NOT written by you, is your favourite?
" ALL GONE WRONG" BY MARK ADAMS FROM THE GUILTY ALBUM.
-What was your favourite year ever, and why?
1994, CAUSE I LIVED SEVERAL LIFE TIMES THAT YEAR!
-What is your favourite current ska band?
MY FAVOURITE CURRENT SKA BAND (SORRY YOU OTHER GUYS) IS THE ROUGH KUTZ.
-Do you still have the jumper you wore on TOTP? :-P
THE JUMPERS WE WORE FOR "DO NOTHIN" TOP OF THE POPS WERE THE THIRD OUTFIT JERRY DAMMERS TRIED TO GET THE BAND TO WEAR, THE 2ND BEING SKI MASKS ( EYE AND MOUTH HOLES!). I GAVE MINE AWAY WHEN I GREW OUT OF IT.
-what are your 10 desert island discs?
1: X OFFENDER...BLONDIE.
2: DON'T BE CRUEL...ELVIS.
3: WATERLOO SUNSET...KINKS.
4: LONELIER THAN THIS ...STEVE EARLE.
5: THE HARDER THEY COME...THE SLICKERS.
6: AIN'T NOBODY HERE BUT US CHICKENS...LOUIS JORDAN.
7: HOBO BILLS LAST RIDE...JIMMIE ROGERS.
8: WICKED GAME...CHRIS ISAAK.
9: CAN'T GET YOU OUT OF MY HEAD. KYLIE MINOGUE.
10: LOVESICK BLUES...HANK WILLIAMS.
-Anything else to add?
MY FAVOURITE GIRLS? GREEN EYED BLONDES.