“I suppose I’ve always known about the importance of image,” he says of his trademark wide-brimmed hat. “I always loved Michael Jackson’s single silvery glove, Bruce Springsteen’s iconic blue-collar pose. I’ve got a lot of work to do before I’m even close to a third of Springsteen, but why on earth can’t I aim for that? I don’t want to be a Camden indie act forever.”
“I don’t want to be bulls...
“I don’t want to be bullshit modest, but I don’t want to come across as arrogant either. I’ve got an opportunity,” he says of his U.S. tour, “and I want to take it.”
“Various folks think I have a s...
“Various folks think I have a shot at becoming popular in the U.S., so I’ll have a go,” Bay says. “I mean, why not? It’s something to conquer, America. Texas alone is five times bigger than the U.K., so it’s a big old forkful, but I’ve always wanted to spread myself... um, around the plate.”
The first time Rolling Stones guitari...
The first time Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood saw Bay play was at an awards ceremony for British GQ in September. “I sat at a table with Keith Richards, and we both went, ‘Wow, that kid’s got it.’ He doesn’t strike me as a fly-by-night. If fame is plonked on him, I reckon he’ll be able to deal with it.”