What’s your favourite kind of music?
Give me James Taylor, Harry Chapin or Joni Mitchell and I’m just fine. It’s the sound of my youth and since I’ve never grown up it’s perfect.
Music that reminds you of Dubai?
Feeling Hot Hot Hot by The Merrymen. It reminds me of a gig I did in Dubai once when the air conditioning broke down.
Music you grew up listening to?
My parents were big musical theatre fans and I know all the Richard Rogers and Oscar Hammerstein II stuff by heart.
The first CD/record you bought?
This makes me feel so old. It was an LP, Sly and the Family Stone’s Greatest Hits. How can you not love a band that uses the lyrics – “Boom shaka-laka-laka”?
What’s your all-time favourite song?
Joe Jackson’s Cancer. It’s one of the best piano solos.