The Magic Numbers Play Pontardawe Arts Centre on Wednesday, September 11.
HO knew Romeo Stodart, who turns out those sweet and dreamy, Summer-Of-Love paeans with The Magic Numbers, was a devotee of the rough house charms of Guns N Roses?
But then no time spent listening to sounds is wasted time when you are going to make music yourself.
And happily mum was on hand when he was a nipper to teach him about Jimmy Webb and Burt Bacharach.
Having an opera singing mother with her own TV show, and with a childhood spent in Trinidad, in New York and then in London, all helped to give him and his band-mate sister Michele a broad palette of colours to play with.
"I never saw my mum perform when I was growing up," he says.
"We are trying to find footage but I don't think anything is out there, which is sad.
"But I grew up with her singing in the house, not just opera, but Jim Webb and Burt Bacharach songs, which she loved, around the house.
"I feel a bit guilty because when she had me she gave up performing. I don't know what happened there.
"The first time I realised how powerful music was when she would put Pasty Cline's I Fall To Pieces and she and my gran and my aunts and uncles would all be there, crying over this record.
"I didn't understand it at all at the time.
"I understand it now."
The Magic Numbers will take to the Pontardawe Arts Centre stage on Wednesday, September 11, at 7.30pm, with a new album to share, which may include some tearjerkers itself.
"I'm sure everyone says the new one is their best, but I've worked very hard on the songs and the production sounds great."
The fact that The Magic Numbers are a band made up of family and of long term buddies, with Romeo's sister Michele and with brother and sister duo Angela and Sean Gannon, gives them the kind of musical telepathy and easy harmony that you can't buy, says Romeo.
"That is true. Having Michele in the band is great because she's the first person I will play anything new to anyway, so being able to look her in the eye and see her reaction to something I have just written is good for me.
"We have fights like anyone, but you can't let that go on for long."
His relationship with music, says Romeo, has always been one of full immersion.
"When I was in Trinidad a friend of mine, whose family were wealthier than mine, had cable TV.
"And I remember going around to his house and watching Guns 'n Roses and thinking, 'what the hell?'
"I loved them, I think, because they looked so much like a gang.
"In my early teens I got into Metallica and Slayer. Then at 13/14 it was Neil Young.
"Even now wherever I go I find a record shop and look for new things.
"Or I spend time on Youtube finding music."
The Staves and Bill Fay are his current squeezes.
However, the fact that pretty much everything that has ever been recorded is available to anyone with a computer has taken some of the romance out of being a muso, says Romeo.
"I was with someone the studio the other day and I got talking to a guy about Neil Young.
"He said to me 'yeah Neil Young, I don't know much of his stuff'.
"And within 30 minutes he had downloaded his whole catalogue on Torrent.
"When I think I spent years building up my Neil Young collection and searching so hard for On The Beach.
"Something has been lost!"