I was a massive fan of AC/DC, Foo Fighters, Muse - I went to see all of them live. B.B. King, Chuck Berry, I love Ray Charles. I just like a bit of everything.
Eventually, my dad bought me a guitar for Christmas, and then I just went from there, man. I bought a drum kit a few years later and bought a bass, started producing, started singing.
I wasn't sure what to expect when I toured with Danny from The Script, but he is so nice.
I was a part- time chef. I can cook you the best steak you've ever had.
I always write music if I'm feeling a bit rubbish and I don't know how to get over or through something.
Scottish crowds are always a good laugh: they never take life too seriously, and there's always great banter.
There's something about the pipes that just connects with Scots, they go mental for it - it's in our DNA somehow.
The town I grew up in, there were no musicians to play with; it was just me. The town I grew up in, there was two shops: like, a paper shop that sells confectionery, sweets and stuff, and, like, a farm supplies and a petrol station. That was literally it.
I've got such close ties to both... Glasgow with all my family, then Manchester with all my mates that I grew up with. So my heart is definitely in both.
It's funny going to America because you're starting again. You've just won a Brit Award, but nobody will care. You have to prove yourself, but it's good to do that stuff. You might be big in Britain, but you still have to work at it everywhere else.
Sometimes music can really seem like a popularity contest with beautiful people.
It was awesome growing up listening to Oasis and Paolo Nutini, but I also loved growing up listening to Ray Charles and Muddy Waters.
It's amazing to be nominated for two Brits, and I'm in great company. I'm not a politician out blagging votes, but if people like what I do and feel like giving me a vote for British Breakthrough, imagine how mint it would be if I actually won.
I did splash out on a 1964 Fender Jaguar guitar in L.A.
Winning the Brit award - I really didn't expect to win, and I was just there for the party, but then I actually won it! I'll never forget that moment and the weeks leading up to it.
I have received so many messages from people all over the world who've connected with 'Leave A Light On' and shared their own story of struggles and the people who've helped them.
Toilets are the best place for awards.
Sam Smith knew who I was!
I started out with acoustic guitar and loop pedal because I thought I wanted to be Ed Sheeran.
I saw Angus Young running around in a schoolboy uniform shredding on the guitar and just thought, 'That looks like a cool job.'