1. IF YOU HAD DONE SOMETHING ELSE WHAT WOULD IT HAVE BEEN?
I think I would have run some sort of tourist company. Every day outside my door, I run into tourists who ask, ‘Can you give me a hand?’ Now I offer to help people. I always get a real buzz out of it. Mostly people appreciate it, otherwise they run away - they think they’d get mugged.
2. WHAT ELSE WOULD YOU NAME YOUR BUSINESS?
It has to have the word swing in it - other dances like the Lindy Hop are too obscure. So I would probably name it after a classic swing song - Pearly Shell Swing or Madam Dynamite Swing.
3. IF YOU COULD BE BASED IN ANOTHER CITY WHERE WOULD IT BE?
Berlin. It’s just so uber cool. It’s got a bigger swing culture even than east London. We’ve got Swing Patrol Berlin and every time I come back I’m like, ‘I’ve got to live here one day.’