...and some other stuff.
I started playing in bands when I was 14. I quit school when I was 18, around the same time I formed Raging Speedhorn. We played our first show in our home town, Corby, England in August 99 and our final show in Yamaguchi, Japan in November 08.
During that time I toured the world, moved to Stockholm, Sweden, got married and got a dog, Bonzo (named after the Doo-Dah Band). And then we got a daughter, Polly (named after both PJ and the character from Faulty Towers).
These days I play in A\\VOID (mainly) and Nubenegra (remotely), as well as Diagnosis? Bastard! (barely) and until very recently, Victims.
I managed a "hip" little bar on Södermalm for a few years but turns out that's a youth's game and I'm not that young anymore... So I went back to school and got a degree in behavioural science, majoring in psychology.
Now I'm a social worker helping people living in active addiction, which is one of the best jobs I've ever had, and will soon be releasing my first book (about music, not my job).
I spend most of my money on books and records and my free time hanging out with my daughter and my wife Jenny (don't know who she was named after but it was a very popular name in Sweden in the Seventies), going to gigs, reading, drinking caffiene, drinking craft beer and watching football (and working on trying not to care about it).
I was thirteen years old when I got my first guitar. My dad bought me a cheap copy of a Gibson Les Paul for Chrístmas. It was a period in ...
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