What’s The Best Night Out You’ve ever Had?
Nuyorican Soul Showcase NYC 1997. It was so mental. Francois K and Joe Clausell Djing. Live Pa’s from George Benson, Tito Puente and his son, Roy Ayers, India and the Nuyorican Soul band. Just too good.
What’s Your Favourite Club?
Hmm… Shelter NYC I guess. In Britain, Fez Cambridge, our monthly residency (sorry, plug plug plug)
What’s Your Favourite Record Of All-time?
Oh damn. Umm. Probably “What’s Going On” LP Marvin Gaye, or “Innervisions” LP Stevie Wonder, or… I could go on.
What Record Can’t You Stand?
I don’t think I really hate any record, but for the sake of argument, “You’re Beautiful” James Blunt with a silent (c), you probably can’t print that!
What Record Did You Lose Your Virginity Too?
That’s easy. The first Jungle Brothers LP. OK, the first 15 seconds of the first Jungle Brothers LP!!
What Was The Last Record You Bought?
Record or CD. Record was, oh I can’t say, it’s a rare secret squirrel drum break from 1969. Cd was Keane’s latest LP.
Name Three Of Your Biggest Influences…..
Stevie Wonder, John Barry, Mood II Swing
Who Would Play You In Conan Liquid The Movie’
Well, Denzil Washington, except he is the wrong colour, so maybe Brad Pitt, if he smartened himself up a bit.
What’s Your Dream?
I suppose I should say world peace here, but honestly, a recording studio in the Black Mountains in Wales, overlooking Crickhowell. With Eric Clapton, Sly and Robbie, Miles Davis and Keith Moon as session musicians.
How Do You Escape?
Playing my guitar and writing songs.
What Is Your Favourite Possession?
My guitar. Simple. Oh and an original World War 2 A2 flying jacket.
What Is Your Life Philosophy?
Life is not a rehearsal. My dad told me that years ago, and its always stuck in my head.
What’s In Your Pockets?
£9, a spray bottle of Rescue Remedy, my wallet, my keys, my crap mobile phone.
If You Were An Animal, What Animal and Why?
A rat. I am a 3rd generation rat according to the Chinese new years. Rats adapt to anything, and like to hang out on street corners. A third generation rat is apparently special in that it is an amalgamation of my grandfather, my dad and my own powers of Tao.
You Are Having A Party, Whom Dead Or Alive Is On The Guest List?
Oh man! Best question ever. Marilyn Monroe and Audrey Hepburn (Hostesses), Jimi Hendrix, Frank Sinatra, Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Stevie Wonder, Eric Clapton, and The White Stripes playing the music, and then guests to just hang out would be Robert De Niro, Denzil Washington, Elvis Presley, Steve Buscemi, Paul Merton, Rik Mayall, Paddy Considine, Sid James, Steve McQueen, Jaco Pastorius, Janis Joplin, so many more but we’d be here all day, all my family and my mates. Sweet party.
When Was The Last Time You Embarrassed Yourself?
I am such a control freak this doesn’t happen too often. Probably the other day, though. I split up from my long term girlfriend recently. I went to chat up a girl in a club the other night, when I was out with some of my mates. I have totally forgotten how to chat women up. It was a total disaster. I think I ended up talking about two new guitar pedals I have just bought. Needless to say she left with someone else.
Tell Us Something That We Don’t Know About Conan Liquid
Hmm. There are so many things. Ok. Try this one. My second cousin is Batman (my uncle is married to Christian Bale’s sister).
 


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