Everyone has to go to a funeral at some time and you need to be dark and sombre, and in a black tie.
I acquired a hunger for fairy tales in the dark days of blackout and blitz in the Second World War.
Die Like a Rich Boy' has, for me, some of the strongest lyrical content I've heard in many years; an epic love song laced with dark imagery and acerbic social criticism.
I'm not sure how to describe my style. A lot of my work is dark and looks a bit sad, which is strange because I'm such a smiley, over-the-top positive guy who wears gold shoes most days.
I gravitate toward edgy, intense, dark films that just grab you by the throat.
Sometimes they keep us in the dark, but it's TV, so sometimes they keep us in the dark because even they don't know yet. You know what I mean? So, it sort of develops as it goes along and according to various needs that arise.
In the total darkness, poetry is still there, and it is there for you.
Originally, I wanted a pop career and formed a girl-band 'Genie Queen' managed by Andy McClusky from 'Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark', but it didn't work out. My brother John is the talented singer and song-writer with 'The Razz,' while my other brother Sean is a footballer for Telford United.
I love love stories, no matter how dark.
Love has no nationality for me. I have a preference for dark skin but that's just superficial.