Where do you hail from?
I am a Pompey boy. (Portsmouth for the uninitiated)

What's your music guilty pleasure?
Musicals! There might have been some singing from Oliver! with my 9 year-old last weekend…

What's your favourite bit of music trivia?
As a pathologist, finding out the way composers died. Lully died due to a foot injury sustained with his staff-like baton!!

If you could be a character in a film or book, who would you choose?
Stephen Maturin from the Patrick O’Brien Aubrey/Maturin series: Doctor, early naturalist, spy and cellist! (He couldn’t sing however!)