It's good to keep busy but JP Cooper has his fingers in numerous pies – or should that be pint glasses.
As well as recording his second album, the musician is preparing to launch Grey Skies Brew Co – a brewery founded with his mates – and converting a Mercedes into a musical tour bus.
Music, beer and travelling – talk about living the dream.
However it sounds like he's rubbish at running – or the person in the SpongeBob outfit was really, really fast.
Either way, Cooper won't need to go far to drown his sorrows.
Read our interview – and check out his new EP 'Too Close' at the bottom of the page.
What upcoming project(s) are you most excited about?
Ah I do love a project... I have a few on the go at the minute. Of course, the main focus is finishing my second album.
We’re into the final stages now and it’s sounding wonderful so I’m very excited to get that out into the world.
I’m also about to launch “Grey Skies Brew Co” which is a brewery that I’ve started with a few friends.
We’ve been perfecting a handful of beers over the last year or so and we’re almost ready to launch. It’s a real passion project and between us we’ve done our fair share of (ongoing) market research.
Closer to home, I just purchased an extra-long wheelbase Mercedes Sprinter which I’m currently converting into a music/adventure bus with the intention of seeking out musical communities at the edges of society and telling their stories whilst of course doing a whole lot of writing and exploring along the way.
Between the music, the booze and the adventuring there’s a whole lot to be excited about.
What is your proudest professional accomplishment?
That’s a tough one. I don’t know if I can put it down to one particular thing.
I guess I’m proud of the way that fans that I have met speak of me. I’m proud that they think kindly of me as a regular guy, not just the fella that sings the songs.
If you could change one thing about your career, what would it be?
I would have allowed myself to fully celebrate every success and break through.
Up until now I’ve lived with the mindset of “ok, job done, what’s next”. From now on its my intention to allow myself the time to really experience what I do.
What do you hope to achieve that you haven’t yet?
Balance... no matter what heights you reach, without finding balance between your working life and your personal life, it’s hard to really find fulfilment. I hope to achieve a life that my music can be a by-product of.. not the opposite way around.