When top independent music site Fresh Independence contacted me to do a second interview, I was completely overawed. Chatting to the delightfully disarming host Kim it transpired that, as part of a series of interviews with songwriters, my interview was to follow one recorded with Don McLean.
All I remember thinking was “Jesus, imagine if you were playing an open mic night and you were up next. Then up on stage, you see Don McLean launching into a seamlessly polished version of American Pie”.
Still, as the old folk say ‘Faint heart never won fair lady’. So when the clock struck seven on the allocated evening, I took a deep breath and answered Kim’s call. Here’s how it all unfolded.