This was my first live appearance for a long time. Arthur Brown asked me to play the support slot at a gig he was doing in Lewes, Sussex, quite near to where I live. I was pretty doubtful about it, but it's difficult to say 'no' to the God of Hellfire. Fortunately, the wonderful Rikki Patten, who was in Arthur's band of the time, volunteered to learn some of my songs. And quite a few nice people who like my music actually turned up to see me. It could have gone a lot worse.

Photographer: Seán Kelly (www.flickr.com/photos/seank and www.seankellyphotos.com)