"Early UK influences were The Rolling Stones, Savoy Brown (with John O'Leary) and Fleetwood Mac (with Peter Green). Now listening to some of the greats: Little Walter, Rice Miller (aka Sonny Boy Williamson II), Howlin' Wolf and Junior Wells."


"My primary interest has alway been Blues - my first record purchase when I was 11 years old was a compilation of the greats - John Lee Hooker, Buddy Guy, Elmore James etc."


"In my late teens I picked up harmonica listening to Sonny Terry, Muddy Waters and Peg Leg Sam. Blues drummers - Chris 'Whipper' Layton, Mick Fleetwood and June Core."


"For me, it's all about the old guys - Robert Johnson, Son House, Skip James, Sleepy John Estes, Charley Patton etc. Having said that, I've got to include Willie Dixon!"