A lifelong music fan, my passion was set in motion by my parents playing a range of sounds from The Beatles to Mike Oldfield to Abba, and by listening to my Dad playing guitar and singing after dinner every day. The Eighties were a massive inspiration to me - I listened to John Peel avidly and artists like The Smiths and The Cocteau Twins remain dear to my heart. These days I love a band, especially if they have an Indie side. Big loves are Arctic Monkeys, Kasabian, Kaiser Chiefs, Radiohead and Muse. I love writing for GIGsoup because I get introduced to lots of new music and expand my range of tastes. During the working hours I attempt to educate the nation's children.