Nellee Hooper

He’s a genius. He’s also a stylist who likes things to look immaculate. When you go to Nellee’s house he knows where to get the best brandy in Europe and he’s got the best cheese. He’ll have a record that could only be bought from some record store in Texas in 1953. Everything is the best. And so, in a way, when he is working with you you feel quite special. When I was working with Nellee I would write five times better lyrics and five times better melodies and five times better everything - because he was so hard to please, you see.