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Q&A: 9 questions for... Belfast rockers No Hot Ashes

No Hot Ashes are set to perform at the Limelight in Belfast on Friday, April 6.

1. What's the best and worst thing that's ever happened to you on stage?

I had the crotch of a pair of PVC trousers set alight by a pyrotechnic. I also had by right eyebrow taken off by a PA speaker which fell on my head. Obviously, I hope, these were the worst things that have happened on stage.

The best was going down a storm in front of thousands of people at the Ramblin’ Man festival when we supported the Scorpions.

2. Who is your music idol and have you ever met them?

I have many music idols but one stands above others and that is Steve Perry of Journey - I have not met him but you never know.

3. Can your music be described in one word?

Universal.

4. Can your music be described in five words?

Melodic, powerful, driven, classic, rock.

5. What can the Belfast audience expect from your upcoming show?

A very well-rehearsed and emotional performance. It will be a celebration of our music and a memorial to our brother and band mate Paul Boyd (bass) who passed away shortly after the album was completed.

6. What song is your biggest guilty pleasure?

Living Years by Mike and the Mechanics.

7. Do you know what an Ulster Fry is?

Of course I’m from the Ulster. I do draw the line at white and black pudding.

8. Who would you love to perform a duet with?

Again Steve Perry, but I would need to be prepared to be blown away.

9. If you had to listen to one song on repeat for 24 hours, what would it be?

The Island by Paul Brady.

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