Before Funki Porcini was 9Lazy9, a collaboration with Keir Fraser
Keir had come to Rome and we started 9 Lazy 9. The name came from a napkin that had many different Texas ranch names . We liked the 9 Lazy 9 Ranch.
This was our first contact with Ninja who eventually suggested that we make an album; Paradise Blown. We were living in Rome and Ninja was a one man outfit living in a filing cupboard in Clink Street, London.