“I think my favourite, most influential songwriter has to be Joe Strummer. Joe, to me, he embodied everything that I wanted to do in music – the style, the attitude, what he was saying and how he was saying it.
"Also, the different directions that he went in, he went in a reggae direction and a punk direction and even just a straight rock or bluesy roots rock direction. Joe Strummer was the king to me, people talk about Elvis, Joe Strummer was my Elvis.
"Joe Strummer opened up a lot of doors for a lot of different people that were interested in punk rock. He was a pioneer of punk rock but he didn’t stay in that vein of punk rock, he bust open doors for a lot of people.”