The main influence for me was when I starred in the West End musical Once. You’d think after 20 years I’d know it all, but there was so much that I learnt during those three months. It really inspired me to pick up my guitar and write heartfelt, honest songs. I’d never thought I was able to create something like that, but my family gave me the confidence I needed.
Crazy! My son and I were at a Hurricanes training session and after we got a group photo, they whipped out a ghetto blaster and played “Life is a Rollercoaster.” It was such a funny moment!
I loved George Michael, Wham!, the Police, Queen ... the list goes on. I’m the baby of the family, so I used to get all my brothers and sisters’ old records, and I now have
a huge collection.
Delta is this year because she’s never won. She is ready to win – she’s fighting for it!
I’m very honest and upfront. It’s tough love from me as I really need my artists to commit and work hard. I’m tough on them, but in a loving way.
Something unique. Someone who will make the hairs on my arms stand up.
Bob Marley, Wham!, Joni Mitchell and U2.
Frank Sinatra! But that’s never going to happen.
Probably singing with Pavarotti or Elton John, but I think to still be here 23 years later is probably my best highlight.
Nothing in concrete yet, but we have lots of ideas and we are all definitely up for it!