In the Chair: Banksy

Time now to get to know the man behind the keys…

What do you bring to the band?

I’m the only one who understands the tech so as well as playing keys you’ll also see me dabbling at being a sound engineer, lighting engineer, videographer and web designer. Who says blokes can’t multi-task?

What’s your worst gig experience?

I used to be in a show band up in the Midlands which involved dressing up (I was Adam Ant). Part of the act was for me to come out and parade in my costume. Long story short, I ended up flat on my face on the stage after tripping over my knee-high boots, much to the delight of the audience and fellow bandmates. Thankfully no dressing up or walk-ons required for The Moles!

What’s the song you look forward to playing most in our set, and why?

Under Pressure is my favourite – think we do a pretty good job of it and gives me a chance to be Bowie!

What’s your favourite artist / band?

Being a piano player, Ben Folds Five were a big inspiration back in the 90s. Right now I’m really into Sam Fender. Wasn’t alive when many of the tracks we play were first released, which I like to remind some of the other more “seasoned” members of the band.

What drink should you get me at a gig if you are feeling generous?

I’m driving, so give my pint to Carl – he’s unlikely to turn you down.

Outside of the band, how else do you spend your time?

Still playing football, until my body gives out on me (which won’t be long). Otherwise running around after the kids.

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