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The super-model-dating, guitar-strumming, aggravatingly precocious singer-songwriter shares the tunes he spins while traveling the world.
Anything by Miles Davis - “So What”
"He's the king of invention and a true muthafucka in the best possible way."
Aaron Neville - “Hercules”
"We play this whenever we can. Everything about Aaron's voice is full of belief and soul."
The Everly Brothers - “All I Have To Do Is Dream”
"I listen to the Everly Brothers all the time, sometimes I record myself singing the main part so I can try singing the counter melody over it. Only when I'm alone!"
Judas Priest - “Victim of Changes”
"My bass player, Robbo, loves metal, something had to rub off!"
Bill Withers - “Use Me”
"Same as Aaron Neville. Totally believable, timeless soul music."
Jimi Hendrix - “Machine Gun”
"We play this at sound check. Hendrix is the master, it drives our sound guy, Nick, crazy as we always do the 11 minute version!"
Aphrodite's Child - “The Four Horseman”
"There's a hippy in all of us somewhere!"
James Brown - “The Boss”
"If I ever danced, I'd dance to JB!"
Ray Charles - “Leave My Woman Alone”
"Ray Charles- un-fuckin-believable!"
John Martyn - “Storm Bringer”
"He's a major inspiration, musical maverick, feel genius."
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