When I do something I always like it have relevance and not just drag something randomly out of the sky. That’ll do, no it won’t do, there’s
got to be a meaning to it. All of the other musicians in the group are music teachers, hence The Educators. My late dad was also a teacher so
I thought it was a good fit. I’m influenced by artists that do things their way and not follow any particular trend. Musically, my get of my arse moment was when Danny Murphy hit the play button on Harvest Moon in the background at work. When it finished I asked “Can you play that
again?”. I thought it was brilliant, the way Neil Young put down his lyrics. After years of bull shitting myself I bought a guitar and practised 4 hours a night, 6 hours on weekends for 6 months straight. So he’s my personal hero.
But artists like Johnny Cash, Kurt Cobain. Radiohead, Sex Pistols, John Lennon, Lou Reed, Vincent Van Gogh; just people thru history who take risks and don’t follow the crowd