So if someone is learning how to play tunes on the accordion by ear aged 4, gigging aged 5 and recorded an album aged 6, you’d assume they have to be naturally talented.
Not so, according to our guest on this week’s podcast.
He reckons that this amazing musical childhood was instead due to hours of him standing in front of the TV, hungry to learn tunes from videos of Mick Foster (Foster and Allen).
What’s more, he says it only got him so far, because as he got older he hated practising, and as a result others who were disciplined with their practice passed him out in terms of skill and technique.
Another chapter in the talent vs hard work debate can be heard on this week’s podcast.
And so can this song – our version of Jumbo Breakfast Roll written especially for Luke!