5 Minute Interview With David Black

How and why did you get involved with Irvine Beat FM? : I was asked to help out with the first trial broadcast in 2009 and have been here ever since.

What are your favourite types of music? : I like a wide variety of music, from pop to classical, but avoid rap and heavy dance music.

Name your favourite artist(s) : ELO, the Beatles, Squeeze

Name your favourite album(s) : ELO – Out of the Blue

Name a song that makes you hit “Repeat” when you listen to it : Romeo by Mr. Big

Name a song you can’t help singing along to : Queen – Don’t Stop Me Now

Favourite novelty song : Monster Mash – Bobby “Boris” Pickett & the Crypt-Kickers

Favourite concert(s)/gig(s) : Glen Tilbrook at the HAC in 2014

Which, if any, musical instruments can you play? : I can play a CD. Does that count?

Can you sing? If so, what’s your Karaoke favourite? : No. Karaoke is my idea of hell!

What do you love about Irvine? : Irvine Beat FM

Best view(point) in Irvine? : The Harbourside

If someone visits Irvine for the first time, where MUST they go? : The HAC for breakfast. There’s a good chance you’ll catch Ronnie McGhie there.

What’s your favourite breakfast? : Scrambled egg and bacon roll

What’s your favourite dinner? : Macaroni cheese

What’s your favourite soup? : My Mum’s chicken soup

What’s your favourite ice-cream flavour? : Mint Choc-Chip

What’s your favourite biscuit? : Tunnock’s Tea Cake – I always look forward to having one after giving blood.

What’s your favourite fruit? : Apple

What’s your favourite vegetable? : Home grown potatoes

If it’s my round, what drink should I get you? : A Diet Coke or a wee Drambuie over ice.

If you have a day off and some cash in your pocket, what would you do? : Browse round a CD shop and head out for dinner.

When did you last have a lie-in? : Last weekend

What are the last three things you bought? : A newspaper, petrol and some stamps

Have you met anybody famous? : Stuart Rodgers

Who was your favourite interviewee? : Tommy Truesdale

Who would you most like to interview? : Jeff Lynne

Do you have any secret talents? : I can wiggle my ears

Do you look like any celebrities? : I’m told I look like a Greek tycoon. I wish!

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