5 Minute Interview with Ben Grant

How and why did you get involved with Irvine Beat FM? : I was doing a podcast and releasing on iTunes and saw an advert in the local paper and decided to volunteer.  I was given a show in my first year.  I’ve returned to co-host the Wednesday Night Sessions Show from time to time.

What are your favourite types of music? : Indie, pop, acoustic, electro, rock, some elements of hiphop. If it has a Scottish twist, I will enjoy it.

Name your favourite artist(s) : Frightened Rabbit, Arctic Monkeys, Paolo Nutini, The Smiths, Admiral Fallow. Twilight Sad, Twin Atlantic, We Were Promised Jetpacks, The Killers, Lonely Tourist

Name your favourite album(s) : Frightened Rabbit – The Modern Lepper, Twilight Sad – No One Knows, Arctic Monkeys – Whatever People Say I Am That Is What I Am Not, The Killers – Hot Fuss Lonely Tourist – Sir, I’m A Good Man

Name a song that makes you hit “Repeat” when you listen to it : Chvrches – Gun

Name a song you can’t help singing along to : The Housemartins – Caravan of Love

Favourite novelty song : Jamie Keenan from The Lafontaines – Ye Cannae Get Yer Granny ‘Aff The Drugs

Favourite concert(s)/gig(s) : The Killers @ Secc 2012 Arctic Monkeys @ Secc 2010 Frightened Rabbit @ Barrowlands 2012 The Lafontaines @ Bakers 2012 Fatherson & Vukovi @ Bakers 2012 We Were Promised Jetpacks @Bakers 2012

Which, if any, musical instruments can you play? : I can DJ does that count?

Can you sing? If so, what’s your Karaoke favourite? : Paolo Nutini – New Shoes. Everytime!

Best view(point) in Irvine? : Beach Park

Irvine Meadow or Irvine Victoria? : Irvine Victoria

What’s your favourite breakfast? : Egg, Cheese and tattie scone roll

What’s your favourite dinner? : Lasagne

What’s your favourite biscuit? : Timeout

If it’s my round, what drink should I get you? : Irn Bru….awaits shockface….”yeah I’m T-Total!”

If you have a day off and some cash in your pocket, what would you do? : play Poker.

When did you last have a lie-in? : Bank holiday Monday!

What are the last three things you bought? : Some trainers, t-shirt and lunch for my family

Best holiday ever? : Many a year spent in a lodge in Cirencester

Best day out? : Scottish Cup Final 1997.

Do you play any sport? : badminton

Do you follow any sport/teams? : Kilmarnock

Do you have a hero? : Simon Cowell or Geoff Ellis.

Have you met anybody famous? : Jimmy Carr, Russell Howard and Paul Nicholls.

Who was your favourite interviewee? : Louie from Hector Bizerk

Who would you most like to interview? : Russell Brand

Do you have any secret talents? : So secret I don’t even know them!

Favourite film? : Taken, Moneyball, Rounders, In The Loop

Favourite TV shows? : The Thick Of It, Peep Show, Modern Family.

Favourite Book? : Lay The Favourite, Gus Hansen – Every Hand Revealed

Do you look like celebrities? : Poker Player – Sam Trickett

Any other questions and answers you would like to add? : Who Is The Coolest Guy In The Hospital? The Ultrasound guy!


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