I was born in Dublin Ireland and left there in the late nineties.
At the time Dublin was a very poor town, this was before the
economic boom. My career officer in school showed us how to sign on to the dole and gave us a number to ring in London where we could get a job on a building site labouring, following countless thousands before us who were forced to emigrate.
Options were pretty thin on the ground. When my band split up, I felt there was nothing left for me in Ireland, so I grabbed my guitar, stuck my thumb out and hit the road. The next fifteen years were spent traveling and gigging around the planet.