What & where was your debut gig with The Sixteen?
December 1988, Messiah Sheldonian Theatre, Oxford.
What’s been a memorable Sixteen gig and why?
Some stick in the memory for musical reasons, e.g. singing James MacMillan’s Seven Last Words in the Amsterdam Concertgebouw with the composer conducting; some for totally unmusical reasons, like the coldest I can remember (Den Bosch in December a couple of years ago, when we could see our breath in front of us).
If you could perform in any venue, what / where would it be?
Musikverein in Vienna because I haven’t performed there.
What are your hobbies and interests?
I am an armchair cricket fanatic and spend hours watching on TV (usually while listening to Test Match Special on the radio). Reading also takes up quite a bit of my time and on tour, when others may be playing cards, I can often be found with my nose in a biography or a crime thriller. I enjoy cooking, but never really have enough time to do this as frequently as my wife, Katy, would like me to!
Does anyone in The Sixteen have any annoying or unusual habits?!
No, but I blame Eamonn Dougan for as much as I can!
What would your ultimate desert island disc be?
Bach’s B minor Mass
What would you eat for your last supper?
And the obligatory question…What football team do you support?!
Wrong game! The only interest in results I ever show is vicariously on behalf of my Chelsea-supporting 21 year old son, Richard. (And this just irritates the phalanx of Arsenal supporters in the group!)