His aunt bought him his first guitar from Woolworths. He learned to play by listening to his older brother’s music and, after several rejections, the group that he formed with three friends from school was spotted by a man from Decca.
His aunt bought him his first guitar from the mail-order catalogue – paying it off a few pence every week. He learnt three chords and with two like-minded spirits he just played.
His aunt bought him his first guitar from an internet discount store. He played it in his bedroom for three years before posting his first video onto YouTube.
The rest is history.