Stick Man

It used to blow my mind to be playing Lynyrd Skynyrd music and look up and see Carlos Santana. It did go through my mind that I was doing something that was very special.


Spice Girl

I want people to walk in there and feel as if they came to Muscle Shoals with me. It’s going to be more like a stepping-into-my-room vibe.

Love Island

A dedicated group of volunteers pulled out all the stops and delivered a fun packed, family-friendly festival that the whole community can be proud of.

Piano Man

I am so, so thankful that in this big world we shared it with each other. I hit the lottery with that heart of his.

Cover Story

I didn’t realise at the time what a fortunate position I was in to have that job.

Lynyrd Who?

The band’s name was incorrectly spelt ‘Lynyryd Skynyryd’. The photo used on the front of the programme also showed Allen and Gary as left handed guitar players.

Foot Soldiers

At the end of the tour, Ronnie presented the Kimono to his limo driver, a man called Peter. He gave it to him as an expression of heartfelt thanks for being ferried around London.

Perfect Ten

Please note: These songs are not in any order of preference. They represent the ten most influential songs in my music career. RVZ.

London Calling

It was only when we got to tour with them that I saw the effect it had on audiences, and how blistering they were, they were just a phenomenal band.

Alabama A Sweet Home for Jackaman

I’m taking it all in, it was a very emotional trip. It was absolutely amazing, it exceeded all my expectations. The magic of the place, the musicians, the people who I met out there. One of the best decisions that I have made.