How and why did you get involved with radio and in particular, Irvine Beat FM?: I have been doing voluntary work for years and radio since the late 90’s at hospital and community level. As a born and bred in Irvine lad it was a must for me to try and get in on the IBFM story and I have enjoyed every minute of the journey so far and I’m quite excited about the future and hope to be around for a time yet.
What are your favourite types of music? : Eclectic.
Name your favourite artist(s) : Bob Dylan Bowie Sting Neil Diamond Billy Joel Beatles Rolling Stones Robert Cray Conor Oberst Johnny Cash Sam Cook etc
Name your favourite album(s) : Modern Times, Blond on Blond, Piano Man, Bridge Over Troubled Water, Led Zep iv, Sgt Pepper, Let it Bleed, Urban Hymns etc
Name a song that makes you hit “Repeat” when you listen to it : Too many to pick one
Name a song you can’t help singing along to : Too many to pick one
Favourite novelty song : The Streak
Favourite concert(s)/gig(s) : Dr Feelgood (89)
Which, if any, musical instruments can you play? : None
Can you sing? If so, what’s your Karaoke favourite? : Nope
What do you love about Irvine? : The moor, the harbour, the beach, but most of all this is where my personal history is, as it was for my Dad.
Best view(point) in Irvine? : I was once up the high flats when my uncle stayed there and I thought it was something wonderful. It was a long time ago as the old bridge was there.
Irvine Meadow or Irvine Victoria? : Irvine Meadow
If someone visits Irvine for the first time, where MUST they go? : Down the harbour to the beach and beachpark.
What’s your favourite breakfast? : Porridge
What’s your favourite dinner? : Mince and tatties with dumpling.
What’s your favourite soup? : Anything Mary makes
What’s your favourite ice-cream flavour? : Vanilla
What’s your favourite biscuit? : Caramel Log
What’s your favourite fruit? : Banana
What’s your favourite vegetable? : Turnip
If it’s my round, what drink should I get you? : Pint of export
If you have a day off and some cash in your pocket, what would you do? : Buy a CD
When did you last have a lie-in? : Last time I had a bucket
What are the last three things you bought? : Cans of Guinness, 3 books for £5 out of the Works, new pair of running shoes
Best holiday ever? : Australia to visit my cousin
Best day out? : Too many to say
Do you play any sport? : I run
Do you follow any sport/teams? : Irvine AC
Have you met anybody famous? : Steve Ovett
Who would you most like to interview? : Billy Joel
Favourite film? : Magnificent Seven
Favourite TV shows? : Blue Bloods, Boston Legal
Favourite Book? : Jack Reacher
Favourite game? : Scrabble