His parents encouraged this early musical talent with piano lessons at the age of 8. AC was involved in a number of teenage experimental bands as a drummer, including "Big Mac and the Small Fries". Local popularity fuelled AC's desire to emerge from behind the kit and stand at the front of the stage for once, so for his 18th birthday he asked for, and received, an acoustic guitar. A succession of earnest "high school" songs followed until AC found his niche. The successful side project "Plughole" followed in 2003, with the "Hello Ladies" album selling out in a number of days.
The strain of distance between band members and work and travel commitments forced the band to dissolve in early 2004. These days AC's work is influenced by the music he grew up with, his experience in the corporate world, and the bread and butter of every songwriter, relationships. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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