5 Minute Interview with Ian Martin

How and why did you get involved with Irvine Beat FM? : I worked with another station and The programme controller asked if I could ‘Help Out’ for a week or two!…Hmmm, I think I have been conned somehow 😉

What are your favourite types of music? : Do you really need to ask????????

Name your favourite artist(s) : Joe Bonamassa-Alter Bridge-Halestorm-Shinedown-SAHB-Genesis (with Gabriel) Alice Cooper-Slash_AC/DC-Zeppelin-The Cult-Philip Sayce-Glenn Hughes – Black Stone Cherry-Black Star Riders……………………………and One Direction

Name your favourite album(s) : At Present —Threat to Survival by Shinedown less recently- Live at the Albert Hall by Joe Bonamassa Of All Time…..The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway by Genesis

Name a song that makes you hit “Repeat” when you listen to it : Bird On A Wire by Bonamassa from the Black Rock Album

Name a song you can’t help singing along to : Happy Birthday to you…………or the Hokey Cokey

Favourite novelty song : The Glesga underground by Francie and Josie

Favourite concert(s)/gig(s) : So Many!….Genesis Usher Hall 1974…Joe Bonamassa Royal Concert Hall 2013…SAHB in Apollo all 3 times…Ricky Warwick and Daimen Johnston Acoustic secret session in Audio Sept 2015

Which, if any, musical instruments can you play? : A wee bit guitar

Can you sing? If so, what’s your Karaoke favourite? : I Used to love her – By The Saw Doctors

What do you love about Irvine? : The people

Irvine Meadow or Irvine Victoria? : Irvine Meadow

If someone visits Irvine for the first time, where MUST they go? : Chip Shops!

What’s your favourite breakfast? : Sausage bacon egg and toast

What’s your favourite dinner? : curries

What’s your favourite soup? : Royal Game

What’s your favourite ice-cream flavour? : Mint and chocolate chip!

What’s your favourite biscuit? : carmel log

What’s your favourite fruit? : Grapes……must be crushed left to ferment and bottled though!

What’s your favourite vegetable? : Cauliflower…..must have cheese sauce though

If it’s my round, what drink should I get you? : A rusty nail!……or just a pint!

If you have a day off and some cash in your pocket, what would you do? : Find a second hand record shop

When did you last have a lie-in? : On Holiday In Greece!

What are the last three things you bought? : A Jacket, some Rolls and a KFC!

Best holiday ever? : Every time I go to Tingaki in Kos…21 times now!

Best day out? : been a few…….SAHBROCK VII ln 2015 was a hoot….a heavy session mind you but still a hoot!

Do you play any sport? : Darts

Do you follow any sport/teams? : Yes

Do you have a hero? : Yes

Have you met anybody famous? : Yes – loads from Alice Cooper to all the Darts Players, Slash, Myles Kennedy…the list goes on

Who was your favourite interviewee? : Lzzy Hale

Who would you most like to interview? : Joe Bonamassa

Do you have any secret talents? : I am a member of the Magic Circle

Favourite film? : Blues Brothers

Favourite game? : Trivial Pursuit…(Is that still about?)

Do you look like any celebrities? : I have been told Ford Keirnan from Chewin The Fat and Still Game. I have also been told I an the Double of Brad Pitt!…He is 11 Stone and I am 22!

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