In 1993, the year I was born in Lewisham, London, music was already very prominent in my household.

My dad was into bands such as Dire Straits, Eric Clapton, Chris Rea, and Steely Dan, and my mum was into goodness knows what; certainly more poppy/middle of the road artists... She pretended not to like Dire Straits/Mark Knopfler but I remember a few occasions where she put the Local Hero soundtrack (on vinyl!) on when my dad was at work and she was at home with me and my brothers.

Growing up, I developed my own taste in music. I had been heavily influenced by my dad's musical taste, and mainly listened to 'On Every Street' - Dire Straits and 'Golden Heart' - Mark Knopfler, with bits of Sheryl Crow, Oasis and Blur thrown in. In addition, my grandad would occasionally pick me and my older brother up from school. This resulted in the two of us being exposed to the wonderful works of Metallica's self-titled album, mainly 'Enter Sandman', as well as countless songs by Massive Attack and other similar bands. It's quite refreshing when I visit him today, and we revisit our past musical journeys!