ocal musician, Dan Burridge will be our guest on The Mid Week Mix Up, this Wednesday at 5pm. Before we meet him to chat about his music, we thought we should find out what goes on in Dan’s World!
What music did your parents play when you were growing up?
My Dad is into Bruce Springsteen, Neil Young, Tom Petty, Buddy Holly: people like that. My Mum is into poppier stuff, which can provide a nice balance!
When you were about 10, what did you think you would grow up to be?
I probably hadn’t ditched the idea of being a footballer at that point.
What’s the last book you read?
'Tender is the Night' by F Scott Fitzgerald.
What is your dream car?
I used to go to a vintage car rally when I was young. It’d probably be one of the E-Type Jaguars I saw there, in mint condition.
Have you ever written a song or a book?
I probably write 5 or 6 snippets of songs a day, which isn’t necessarily the most productive way. I do have a book in me, but perhaps that’s where it should stay!
Whose voice would you choose for your satnav?
Paul McCartney’s – circa 1967/8. There’s a video of him being questioned about his LSD usage by a reporter on the web somewhere, it’s very funny: Lots of ‘y’knows.’
What do you do to keep fit?
I was well into running not so long ago but I find it difficult to keep up the momentum.
Do you have a bad habit?
Just too many to mention.
If you could be a superhero – who would you be and why?
That one that Karl Pilkington came up with seems pretty ideal!
Can you remember the first single or album you owned?
It was 'Encore' by Eminem. I don’t think my mum was too impressed when I played it in the car.
If I came to your house for dinner, what would you cook for me?
Spaghetti Carbonara. It’s a timeless classic.
What’s the best way to spend a Sunday afternoon?
I’m into pub quizzes. Sunday is probably the best day for them.
Would you prefer to live in a beach shack, a tree house, a fairytale castle or a yellow submarine?
What’s the best decade for music?
Avoiding the obvious choices, the 1920s/30s, when the old blues boys were knocking around.
If you could give your 13-year-old self one piece of advice, what would it be?
Don’t bother bringing drawstring bags to school. There’s nothing you can do with a school tie to make a statement.