Playing drums is all well and good within a band but as a solo artist you need a bit more musicality and compositional skills. Actually I’ve never been purely a rhythmical musician. Initially I didn’t take to drumming right away, my beginnings were on guitar, then switching to keyboards and settling on drums, more as a means to an end since David and I were a ‘two-piece’ and percussion seemed more of a necessity at the time. Then it made sense to find a bass player and my role in that particular band was set. In the eighties after ‘JAPAN’ split I started to focus on composition, and therefore keyboards, a lot more. I’d been playing them on various recordings as well as live performances prior to that so I was no stranger to it. I had a Prophet 5, as most of us did, and bought an upright piano. I enjoy composition that doesn’t always rely upon a rhythm section. To be honest, I don’t think of myself as a drummer anymore, it’d be a bit limiting if I did.