Inspiration comes from the most unexpected places. Last night, I performed at The Powerhouse Restaurant in Nicosia, which is smack in the middle of the Municipal Art Gallery. Clinging to the old electricity authority building is a gargoyle sculptured by an artist, and half-hidden by a potted plant is a sculpted male torso, hollowed out in the back.
My musical partner guitarist Marinos Neophytou arrived and started setting up the sound for our check. Directing the speakers in the right way, getting the sound nice and clear, these are important parts of the sound check, always helped by a glass of wine or a cold beer - it helps the hearing, don't you know?