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You're obviously very proud of being with Herman's Hermits Starring Peter Noone. When you had the chance to audition for Peter were you nervous?
It’s a wonderful position to have and I’m very appreciative of that. * I didn't
really have the chance to be. It was basically, I got a phone call and they said do
you know the material. We need you in St. Cloud Minneapolis in two weeks. Can you be there?
And I said I will do everything I can to be there. So ya , I was very nervous, but the music wasn’t foreign to me.
I did not have to rehearse knowing the music so much as I had to rehearse my playing ability because I was never really a lead guitar player by stock and trade. I was always more of a singer, songwriter and I would have somebody else doing the function that I ’m now doing in Peter’s band.
My biggest challenge was to approach the instrument, the guitar, completely differently than I had ever done. I knew the material and was very familiar with the body of work.
I'm proud I met, and continue to meet the challenge that began back in 2001.