Hello there little monster, what are you up to?
On my way past ecclefechan (pronounced eckle feckin) to Glasgow to perform at the Cafe Brel.
So, tell me a bit about what you’re here to promote?
I have a record out called pure blue green out on Decca, Universal. It's a lovely wee songbook filled with sorts of weird and wonderful instruments.
And if we didn’t have any clue as to who you were, what three words sum you up?
jumblesale, eccentric, sea
And as Jacko had the Moonwalk and Elvis had the snake hips, what do you have that makes you unique?
The Latina ass
Now, clearly we need to get to know each other more, so tell me an interesting fact about you that noone else knows?
I have a Christmas tree called Bruce that I've had for 8 years. I bring him in every Christmas and it takes him all year to muster the strength to hold up one piece of tinsel and 4 baubles. I bought him for £10 and the Christmas tree seller offered him for free but I told him I was offended on Bruce's behalf and insisted I pay equal to the trees with pine needles.
What song do you wish you’d written?
Something So Right Paul Simon
If I was contemplating coming to your show or sitting at home and TV, how would you convince me to come out?
Cut the tv plug off.
And if you were to take me on a trip to your hometown, what would be the first place we’d go?
Down to the marina for some hot sunshine, a bottle of Rioja, some fresh fish and some homemade banoffe pie.
Who was the last person you called / text and what for?
Tom Lewis, my A and R at Decca to text him the final lyrics for a song one of his other artists who was recoding it today
If you were a superhero, what would be your superpower?
Stop time for everyone but me so I could finish all sorts of stuff and create all the fun stuff I want to create but still have a life.
If you had to date a member of the same sex (or opposite sex if the case may be) who would it be? Mine would ALWAYS be Angelina Jolie.
What was the last thing you bought?
A bouquet of lillies for my art studio
Have you ever been arrested?
Perhaps on a couple of occasions.
Speaking of prison - if you were to send someone to prison for crimes against music, who would it be?
What were you doing last night at 11?
I was painting the cover for my album.