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Ron Mcelroy interview

What are you listening to right now?

Right this minute, I’m listening to “Missisippi Queen” by Raging Slab.
How did you get into music?

The first song I remember liking was “Slip Kid” by The Who, I was about four years old and I thought it was about me because it had Kid in the title.
Who do you follow religiously on Twitter?

I don’t follow anyone religiously.
What have you been reading lately?

I like to read lots of books at the same time. At the moment I’m reading “Kontiki” by Thor Heyerdahl, as well as “Pistol Tree Poem”s by Peter Hughes and “Ballistics” by Billy Collins. I’ve usually got a thriller on the go too, right now it’s “The Daughter of Time” by Josephine Tey.
Who is the most influential person in your life?

So many good influences over the years, I don’t think you know any of them though. That’s not supposed to sound rude.
Ron McelroyWhich song do you wish you had written?

A song called “Juliet” by Jon Mellonson. I cover it live, it’s beautifully conceived and perfectly balanced. Jon is an expert.
Does God exist?

Only in books and paintings.
We’re at the bar. What are you drinking?

Scotch and soda.
Who would you dread getting stuck in a lift with?

Anyone from a situation comedy.
What did you want to be when you grew up?

A capable man.
What song will you have played at your funeral?

“Voodoo Chile” by Jimi Hendrix, as long as I can have it played loud.
What gigs, songs or albums are you promoting at the moment?

“World at War” The first single from my album and it’s available on iTunes from April 22nd.
How can we find out more about you?

Come and see me play at Surya on 27th March, or click me up at ron-mcelroy.com

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