What is your earliest childhood memory?
Playing baseball with my brothers and my father in the backyard when I was
four. I was OK for a four year old - they didn't throw the ball too hard, but I
could still hit the thing!
the youngest of the three - did Taj and Taryll push you aroundwhen you were a kid?
No! They looked out for me,
they were good older brothers - they'd never beat me up! Sometimes Taj tried to wrestle me, but I didn't mind! I
was lucky - a lot of brothers I knew really didn't get on, but I've always liked hanging out with my brothers.
much has your personality changed since you were a kid?
Not that much! Even though we're in this business and
travelling the world, we're still the same - we still hang out with our friends and play video games, only we play video games
in Europe now instead of at home!
Can you still remember your first day at school?
No - my first school memory
is winning a spelling contest! I was so excited - the word was doughnut and everyone was impressed 'cause that's a difficult
word for a five year old, and everyone else spelt it 'd-o-n-u-t'!
Did you enjoy school?
Yeah, I love to learn.
I didn't like waking up at seven o' clock, though! I haven't finished school - it's been put to one side because
of work. But I want to finish my studies - it's important.
What age were you when you became interested in
About seven when we started a little band! I played drums, Taj played keyboards, and Taryll played guitar!
We started singing a year later and after
that we praticed every day.
When did you realize that your family
was so famous?
When we went on holiday to Hawaii when I was seven - all these people ran up to my father at the airport
and I didn't understand why, it was on Dad! That's when I guessed we were different.
You started in the music business
very young - is that a good or bad thing?
I don't regret it and I don't think I missed out on anything. You learn
how to watch out for people, and about business - it makes you a stronger person. What is weird is that I've paid taxes
since I was thirteen years old!
What's the best holiday you ever went on?
When we went all around the Far
East with Uncle Michael when he was doing his Dangerous tour - that was amazing!
Do you miss your childhood days?
little - I mean, you have nothing to worry about except for having fun! I do miss that a bit... I wish I could have
a bit more fun!
What's your earliest childhood memory?
my uncle Michael perform when I was about four! And I vaguely remember my first game of baseball when I was two.
did it feel to be the middle child of the family?
Good, because I got to be the older brother to TJ and the younger
brother to Taj! I had the best of both worlds - I looked after TJ and I had Taj to look after me.
What were TJ and
Taj like as kids?
TJ was funny! To a lot of people he was cute, but to us he was just real funny - he was always
saying funny stuff and always laughing! Taj was always interested in computers and video games - some things never change.
you still remember your first day at school?
Yeah, I remember finger-painting! I think I had fun and I was really
happy 'cause I got to play loads of sports. We went to school together, which helped,
and I liked it in the beginning,
but I got tired of it after a while - like everyone else, I s'pose! I liked maths, P.E. and Spanish - I used to think
I was quite good at speaking Spanish, but then I went to Spain and realized I can't speak it at all!
earliest childhood memory?
When I was three I was playing tag with my Auntie Janet and Uncle Randy and I ran through
a glass door! I got really badly cut up. I lost a lot of blood and had to go to the hospital - I've still got
the scars now.
Can you still remember your first day of school?
Not really, I only remember that I was really
quiet in school - I didn't talk to anyone! I had lots of friends and was easy to get along with, I just wasn't a
I didn't go up to people and talk to them, they'd usually come up to me - I was very shy.
Where you good at
Yeah, I was very well-behaved and I got good grades!
How did your classmates react to you being
from such a famous family?
There were a lot of celebrity children at our school so you weren't aware of it - we
were just normal kids. As we got older they started realizing who I was and I started to realize who they were. It's painful,
because some of the new kids at school who you thought were your friends were only talking to you because they wanted tickets
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