"I'm just practising my scales, waiting for my washing", says Lex. He has a Steve Vai Ibanez. I ask him who his favourite guitarists are. "Steve Vai of course, Joe Satriani, Jimi Hendrix, Jimmy Page, and maybe a little George Benson," he laughs. "I've just got a normal job, but outside of that I love to play the guitar at church." With considerable understatement, Lex adds, "I'm building a tunnel just over there, just past that amazing playground." The Waterview tunnel so happens to be one of the largest construction projects ever in New Zealand.