Q. What’s your link to Townsville?
I moved to Townsville from England with my family in 1983. After graduating Kirwan High, I had a band called The Madmen.
Q. Where are you now?
I live in Brisbane, in a suburb called The Gap, which is surrounded by mountains and forest. I’m super lucky! I play in two bands — Screamfeeder and WE ALL WANT TO, so with the writing, recording, gigs
and touring I’m always pretty busy.
Q. What project are you currently working on?
I’m currently mixing the fourth WE ALL WANT TO record, On The Dots, which is coming out later this year.
Q. How did your time in Townsville set you up for success?
There was a great community of like-minded people I met through radio station 4TTT. We opened clubs, ran gigs and there was a great feeling around town. It was easy to start a band – we could rehearse every day and develop very quickly.
Q. Do you still come ‘home’ to Townsville to visit?
Not as often as I’d like to! I went back to London in 2016 and spent a month songwriting. I’d like to do the same with Townsville – visit the places I haven’t seen for years and rekindle some memories of the time
I spent there.