There are people who love music who like to see it perform and that’s great. But for me, the dance is the celebration of life. I love going to the club to drink and listen to dance music when it’s not so hot outside. I’ve been to many club venues over the years – I have a great relationship with my local club! The idea of going to the club and sitting in a cubicle for hours watching music is, frankly, a bit uncomfortable.
So why play in a city that’s got such a great dance scene?
I think that’s a good question! Most people are aware that if you want to be the best at something, you have to be there. I feel like everyone understands that and that’s why I chose Liverpool.”
When you look at yourself and think about what it means to be a musician, do you see yourself in that line?
Yes, a bit. I was there at the beginning when it was just one club, but I became friends with a lot of the local musicians. In the early days I was just trying to make music. I wasn’t thinking about making it commercially successful. I would just play my music and go to the gigs. Some years later, I started to make big money from my first two albums. If I had been spending that money on people to dance to, it would have been so much better for the city. And also the club scene would have improved.
How was the club scene at its peak in 1993?
A lot of other areas of Liverpool were thriving during the early 90s. Liverpool had a lot of great venues in the area and I think they still have two to three of the best. But in the early 90s, there were clubs in Manchester and Sunderland. Liverpool had all these big clubs that were on the rise and then there was a little bit of a lull in the 90s. There was a real lack of interest in clubs. For this guy to come and do the job he’s doing has taken the whole city by storm.
You first got the Liverpool gig after being a member of the city council?
No. We knew about the gigs and how to get tickets but we didn’t know how to organise. I had to get to the meeting about how we could arrange the events ourselves and that’s how we got started.
So you were making your first trip to Liverpool by bus?
Yes. When your first trip is not going very
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