I'd like to think I'm a pretty upbeat guy, I love meeting new people and having new experiences.
I enjoy travelling and have been lucky enough to see some amazing places. I wandered around Canada on my own for a month. Spent 3 months in Romania studying while I was at university and just recently did a six month teaching job in Thailand. They're experiences I wouldn't change for anything, and now I'm starting a new adventure here in Russia!
I love languages. I only really speak English but I know a little French, some Latvian and a tiny bit of Thai, it’s my aim to be able to speak Russian fluently one day.
I'm still liable to crack a tune out at parties, depending on how much I've drunk, and to differing degrees of quality! There's nothing I love better than learning to play a new instrument or trying out a new language!
My proudest moment would be playing solo in front of 3,000 people at Arstfest in Birmingham in 2009.
Smashing Pumpkins My favourite band by a long shot! I also like Kings of Convenience, Rolling Stones, Queen, Primus, Nick Drake, Mogwai, Melvins, Lemon Jelly, Flying Lotus, Dead Man's Bones, generally anything a bit different usually gets me going though like Queen Adreena, Coco Rosie ect.
Some of my favourite books are: The Crimson Petal and the White (or anything by Michael Faber), The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, Black Swan Green, 1984, Harry Potter, the list goes on!
I'm not usually that into films but amongst my favourites I'd have to count: The Wicker Man (The original 70's version not the crappy remake), In Bruges, anything Monty Python, The Bourne Films, Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz and Labyrinth.
As for food: If you throw something at me and it goes in my mouth, I'll probably eat it, except Trifle...I don't like Trifle.
TV: Anything that makes me laugh! Family Guy for example, or any British comedies like Peep Show, Inbetweeners The Fast Show or The Young Ones.
My little sister.
A good book.