In the run up to the release of Hurricanes and its launch party at The Hospital Club, I was suffering from debilitating pain in my lower spine, neck and hips. A GP diagnosed a slipped disc but the pain continued and I was finally referred to a rheumatologist. Just weeks after this show I was diagnosed with Ankylosing Spondylitis, a form of inflammatory arthritis which affects the joints (the spine in particular), causing chronic pain and sometimes fusion of the joints. I could barely move after the show so it seems fitting that I should donate 50p from every CD sold to NASS (National Ankylosing Spondylitis Society)! You can find out more about the excellent work they do here: nass.co.uk. Thank you for your support.