Lee Hopkins has nominated me to reveal 8 things you didn’t know about me. As I did this a while back with Age Conte and Trev Cook, I’m just adding three to the original list which you can also read below:
Three new ones:
I was an altar boy.
I was suspended twice at school.
I recently sang back-up vocals on an new album for a Melbourne-based bluegrass band, The Maryhillbillys.
I played for the same youth soccer team as former Scotland international Mo Johnstone and â€˜Four Weddings And A Funeralâ€™ actor, John Hannah (Eastercraigs Boys Club) back in Glasgow.
I was a punk/mod, mad about The Jam, wore a fishtail parka with the band badge â€˜999â€² on the back and rode a blue Vespa 90, bought from a schoolmateâ€™s mum who used to collect the shopping with it (needless to say, I â€™supedâ€™ it up a bit – ie took the basket off).
Am possibly the only Glaswegian ever to be â€™glassedâ€™ at a fashion show (no cut-throat biz jokes, please). Sustained a jagged chin scar (3.5inch) courtesy of an Icelandic drunk (Haldor Svarsson was his name) who smashed a pint tumbler on my jaw at Maestroâ€™s nightclub in Scott Street.
Brought out a CD album as lead singer/guitarist with the Scottish band â€˜King Hashâ€™; the songs are country rock style and the album was met with good critical review.
I wrote my book â€˜Public Relations Disastersâ€™ in Tokyo, where I lived for 5months while harvesting rejection letters for my unpublished novel entitled â€˜Nashville Tartanâ€™.