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Today Steve picked a personal question by Chiara.

Enjoy, Sabrina xxx

As a Spandau fan I know a lot of you as a musician and about your career with Spandau Ballet but I would like to know more of you as a man. My question is a personal one:
Are you a sensitive person? If yes, what moves you, what makes you cry?
I also would like to know if you are going to write an autobiography of yours, as Tony, Martin and Gary already did.

A big hug from Italy

Hi Chiara,
I guess I am a sensitive person. I get upset and angry when I see cruelty and unfairness in this world particularly towards children, animals and the defenceless.
It can be quite difficult for me to hold back the odd tear during a sad or even a feelgood film or musical piece, especially classical music.
This is ridiculous but at the end of that film Ratatouille, when the rat chef gets his own restaurant I proper welled up. So happy for that little animated rat I was. I know..pathetic isn’t it?
I do try to channel those emotions when I’m playing an instrument especially through my sax. When it all comes together on stage the mood can be explosive. And when I come off stage my head is often still in the clouds for hours after. Buzzing I am.
I have thought about writing an autobiography but I always feel that there are still more things to come in the future that I may want to include in it, stuff that hasn’t happened yet. I guess there has to be a cutoff point at some point so you never know. However, I haven’t started it yet.


Christine Johnson said : Guest Report 4 years ago

Steve you are an amazing talented musician. What advice would you give for a young person that would like to learn more about playing and writing music? I have an 11 year old son , he has watched some of your videos and he is inspired by your talent. Many thanks for reading From Chrissie Johnson East Yorkshire

Steve Norman said : administrator Report 4 years ago

Many thanks. A big thanks to all of you for your kind encouragement x

Steve Norman said : administrator Report 4 years ago

I know I should put pen to paper and write an autobiography but I never seem to have the time. When I feel like writing I prefer to work on song lyrics. The wise move would be to write down a story or memory every day before they become forgotten memories.

Cristina B. said : Guest Report 4 years ago

I always thought musicians must have a special sensitive soul. Otherwise it would be impossible that they could transmit the emotions we receive. If you let me, I dare suggesting you to start writing yout biography now!! Many good things may come (volume II !) but like in all decissions, you cannot wait for the right moment to come, because it'll never seem to be the perfect moment and we'd miss so many great things!!! Can't wait, I really can't wait to read your book! The history of music will certainly be enriched by your written contribution further from your already inestimable musical contribution! Say yes please!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'd love to translate it into Spanish for your Spanish fans (bet you can do it too!) :)

Chiara said : Guest Report 4 years ago

I am Chiara, the girl who asked the questions and you really made my day Steve Thank you for devoting time to answer to me, you are really a fantastic person! I cried too with Ratatuille so you are not alone! Thank you again for being ad you are. A big hug to you and Sabrina, I think she is great!

Heidrun Riese said : Guest Report 4 years ago

You really should write a book. You can be sure that I'll buy it.

Rita said : Guest Report 4 years ago

Thanks Steve ( and Sabrina) to let us know your feelings and something about you as a man. The fact you're a sensitive person comes out when you're on the stage or when you speak during interviews...your special musical energy is the evidence I think! Love to you and Sabrina Rita

monica said : Guest Report 4 years ago

Very good Steve !!!!! I have read your comment You are a great artist with a big heart.

Kristina Whyte said : Guest Report 4 years ago

Great to get to know you better Steve;fab idea that we can pick your brain this way!Like you I am sensitive too and I have also cried watching Ratatouille...I think it's great to be in touch with your feelings and being able to channel it through your music and it's positive to have this ability in your life altogether.I am sure you have many more exciting years in the book of your life Steve!I have to think of something to ask you now!Love from Kristina xx

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