“I was so engrossed in learning the material and making sure I had it down that I kind of forgot I was working with Robbie Williams.
"It was almost like it was a cover gig, and then it got to the gig and it was like, ‘Oh, shit, I’ve got to meet Rob. This is real!’ By the time I got to the bigger gigs, I felt really comfortable. If you’re worried about working with a big artist then it won't help you play well.
"You need to relax. If you’re in a band with the correct people, they’ll make you relaxed. I’ve done gigs before where I’ve been worried about making mistakes, and nine times out of 10 that comes from the artist being like that, like when James Brown would point at the band and dock their wages if they made a mistake. Rob will just say, ‘Go out and have fun.’”