Three for Lee (Hopkins)

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.
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I was suspended twice at school.

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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 ‘Four Weddings And A Funeral’ 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 ‘999′ on the back and rode a blue Vespa 90, bought from a schoolmate’s mum who used to collect the shopping with it (needless to say, I ’suped’ it up a bit – ie took the basket off).

Am possibly the only Glaswegian ever to be ’glassed’ 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 Maestro’s nightclub in Scott Street.

Brought out a CD album as lead singer/guitarist with the Scottish band ‘King Hash’; the songs are country rock style and the album was met with good critical review.

I wrote my book ‘Public Relations Disasters’ in Tokyo, where I lived for 5months while harvesting rejection letters for my unpublished novel entitled ‘Nashville Tartan’.

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