About the author

Simon James

<p>I was born in Wiltshire in the 1960s and have worked as a surveyor, coat attendant, barman, pay clerk, outdoor instructor, and project manager.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> I have loved music ever since I could twiddle the dial on my first radio; my favourite bands are Faithless, Alabama 3, and Lynyrd Skynyrd.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> My own musical highlights include reaching the dizzy heights of grade 4 on the violin, bumping into Simply Red in a nightclub, and - more recently - singing backing vocals on a catfish website jingle (check out the video!)<br /> <br /> I love books, stories, music, mountaineering, the outdoors, and movies.<br /> <br /> I am learning the guitar. Slowly.</p>