Why do you live in London?
I moved here when I was 9 and its home for me. It’s a melting pot of everything and there’s always something to see or do.
What are your go-to places to eat and drink?
For food my go-to’s are Silk Road in Camberwell or Goddard’s pie and mash in Greenwich. To drink, I’m often at the Royal Albert in New Cross, they have great live jazz there on a Sunday evening.
Do you have any favourite outdoor spaces?
I am a big fan of green spaces so I’d say Greenwich park, Telegraph Hill or Hampstead Heath ponds for a swim.
Favourite place to get some peace & quiet?
Any park in South East for a walk or to read, or a solitary gallery trip to the Tate or Barbican.
Do you prefer London in the sun or in its regular overcast glory?
London in the sun is my favourite place – but I’m sure the regular grey skies make me appreciate the good weather all the more.
What’s the bit of London you live in got that the rest of London hasn’t?
South east is down to earth! It produces very special music and art, good food and has lots of great parks.
What’s the best way to spend one great day here?
Fill it with food, drink and go and find something going on like a great show or some art.
Do you have any favourite venues?
It used to be The Montague Arms in New Cross but that was sadly redeveloped like many places these days, so my favourites are probably Union Chapel and Village Underground – they are very special settings to watch music in.
Does living here influence your music?
I’d say so, I have been surrounded by great musicians in London since I can remember, all coming from different backgrounds with different tastes and skills and I think that alone has been a big influence.
What’s the worst thing about London?
Winter can definitely have its bleak moments.
How would you advise someone to get the most out of living here?
Keep an eye out for things to see and do, and support your local communities as it wouldn’t be London without them.
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