I’ve been writing as a hobby for years from stories through to things you could almost call journalism. In 2014 I was nominated for an award for an interview piece at the SSJA and haven’t shut up about it since (seriously, it’s one of the first lines in my CV).
Preferred Genres: Power metal, folk metal, prog (metal and rock), trad metal, and I’ve recently discovered synthwave so we’ll have that as a non-metal thing.
Favourite bands: Iron Maiden, Opeth, Alestorm, Manowar, Andrew W.K.
Favourite albums: Iron Maiden – A Matter of Life and Death, Andrew W.K. – I Get Wet, Metallica – Ride the Lightning, Black Sabbath – Heaven & Hell, Opeth – Ghost Reveries
Favourite venues: Audio, Ivory Blacks and the Barrowlands. Bloodstock as well if you can count it as a venue.
Most embarrassing album owned: Technically The Cartoons’ Toonage, but I still love it so feel no shame.
First gig: Rolling Stones, promptly followed by Boyzone.
Favourite gigs: Avantasia – Bloodstock 2013, Opeth – Theatre Royal Drury Lane 2015 or Andrew W.K – Glasgow, 2012
Favourite drink: I’m partial to an occasional Morgan’s Spiced and Coke.
Favourite food: Chicken pasanda with a side of vegetable pakora, peshwari naan and a “couple” of chapatis.