This man is such a massive inspiration to me. It may seem silly given that he’s almost same age as me, but I have so much respect for him. Chris is an amazing man who makes great music, always motivating and inspiring kids who listen to his band- telling his own stories through song, wearing his heart on his sleeve. When I was a teenager, I had no one like him. I grew up having people constantly give me grief about being a wee bit different, listening to music they didn’t. Being intimidated and afraid to voice my opinions and thoughts. I chose to adopt a drug free lifestyle when I was quite young, and in a place like Ireland, that’s not ‘normal’. I’m glad I stuck to my guns and still follow this lifestyle, it’s something I’m incredibly proud of. I’m only just starting to feel comfortable in my own skin, and I have him to thank a lot for this. I’m elated that he has the power to help and influence the younger generation, and in my case, women in their mid twenties. The world needs more guys like him. And my best friend, because without her I’m pretty useless.