He’s hot, he’s gay, he’s got a great freaking record coming atcha in the form of ‘Black and Gold’. He’s Sam Sparro. Enjoy him.
Loving the song, loving the look…
Well, my boyfriend is my stylist. We’re both kind of fashion victims and we live in quite a creative part of Los Angeles, we have friends who are designers so it’s just part of our life and it’s what we like, we just love clothes… oh, we’re a couple of gays.
How long have you two been together?
Almost two years, so we’re pretty serious. He’s a painter so he just works whenever he wants, he does a lot of work for fashion as well – styling and photography.
So, you won’t be out on the prowl while you’re in London?
No, not on the prowl. I will be going out, I do like to go out and have a good time but…
Are you exclusive or do you let each other play away from home?
Ummm… that is a question! No, we’re exclusive. We don’t do things without each other, you can say that…
So we’re talking threesomes?
We don’t do things without each other, that’s all I’m going to say.
Would you ever sleep with a groupie?
No, I mean I’m a married man so no. But I don’t mind if they flash me. That’s fine.
As long as they’ve got something worth flashing…
Or not. I don’t care.
When you first signed with your record label, was there a discussion about the gay thing?
My stance on the whole thing was, ‘This is me!’ I was already pretty set up with the direction I was taking the music and how I was presenting myself so it was kind of, ‘Take it or leave it!’
The lead singer of The Feeling has said there should be more openness about sexuality in the music industry…
I agree with that to a certain extent. I certainly see where he’s coming from. I don’t know really whether it’s anybody’s business what you do in the bedroom but I’m generally a big advocate of being honest in general, so if you’re intentionally setting up this illusion in the media to pretend you’re something that you’re not, whether it’s not being gay or not, or from a poor neighbourhood even if you’re from Chelsea… you should just be yourself.
Is there anything entertainment-wise you’d like to try your hand at?
When I was a kid I did some dodgy TV commercials. And I was on an episode of General Hospital with Ricky Martin. I was 12 and singing Christmas carols and Ricky had really dodgy hair: it was curly and long and wet look and gelled. But that’s enough about that.
Where’s hot in London at the moment?
We had a good time at Jodie Harsh’s night at Circus. I really enjoyed it. It was nice to go somewhere where people made a bit of an effort. I like characters and it was definitely a bit of a freak show, which is good. I like a freak show.