A lot of musicians complain about the repetitiveness when performing in long-running shows. Do you feel that you get to have a decent amount of time between seasons to recharge your batteries?
"This particular show runs all year and it goes to so many different places, like we’ve just been in Amsterdam for three months. We had seven or eight days off for them to bring the show to London and we start the show again here for six weeks, have a week off and then take the show to the States.
"You have to have a little rest and you kind of need that rest because people get injuries all the time doing 10 shows a week. These shows are so strenuous and even I had a wrist injury here and was off the show for a couple of days. You’re playing so much and working out in the travelling gym between shows so you don’t realise how tense your arms are actually getting until it’s too late!
"It was really painful but they have physiotherapists on the tour as well who release the pain out and in a couple of days I was back to work. If you have one gig and a week to get over injuries you’re fine again but when it’s constant two-and-a-half hour shows, often two a day, that’s something else.
"Now in that week off I take a complete break because even when I’m here I practise a lot but I’m also aware that I’m playing a lot in the show and have to pull back a bit."