Cheers, Matt. The musician thing being what it's about, I'm glad that keeps it going.
Thanks also for the constructive comments: I think you're right about the backgrounds, and I have tried a couple of things out (there was a pub, a studio and a stage), but nothing that has worked well enough to want to come back to yet. That shouldn't stop me trying, though it's probably take some while until I get it right. I agree also about the size thing - it is a bit claustrophobic in there, though having said which I'm likely to keep it smaller rather than larger widthwise as I have a horror of things scrolling sideways (my own browser is set to about 950px wide typically) so there isn't an awful lot of space to play with. On the other hand, I could probably make it a bit wider than it is.
Need to scratch my head and have a think about a bit of a new look in general, as other things about the site could also be improved.
Anyway, cheers again.