We don’t mind touring at all. In fact it’s great fun. If we are off the road for a long time, we get restless and actually miss the travelling. It’s great being on tour and getting on that stage in front of a collection of people who have never seen you before. I find that even when people in your life have let you down, you just want to go on stage. It’s very gratifying to know that all sorts of people want you. You have to start from scratch and you’re playing every song like it’s a new piece, and it’s lovely. You also have to use all your old tricks because we’re always interested in creating a reaction amongst our audience. I am over the top and there are things in my stage act that I know will get a certain reaction.
The incredible picture was snapped by Richard Young