We had a couple of unexpected breakthroughs in the UK this week. Despite turning up for a Terry Wogan interview a week early and not getting anywhere near the studio, BBC Radio 2 added my song New Age to their playlist.
Once in a while a young artist or band emerges seemingly from nowhere, makes an album themselves with no outside help, and their debut climbs to the summit of the treacherous music business in which we operate.
One must be careful when mentioning a UK invasion of Germany but that's exactly what happened last weekend as Florence and the Machine, Katie Melua, Ed Sheeran, and myself (spot the odd one out?!) took to the stage along side local acts for The Voice final.