NAME – Alec Norman Dalglish. Norman is my Grandad’s name.
FROM – Livingston living in Glasgow
INSTRUMENT – Guitar, vocals & a wee bit of mandolin. My first instrument though is euphonium – haven’t played for a while as it’s hard to sing at the same time.
FAVOURITE BANDS – The Eagles, Joni Mitchell, Martin Taylor, Bryan Adams, Chic, Mark Knopfler, Eric Clapton, Bonnie Raitt, Patsy Cline, Fleetwood Mac, Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, Prince, Ricky Skaggs, Nickel Creek, Bruce Hornsby, Bruce Springsteen, Tom Petty, R.E.M, Flook.
FAVOURITE COLOUR – Black
FIRST WORDS THAT COME INTO YOUR HEAD – I wonder what Martin is going to say for this bit. Teuchter Tourette’s.
PRESENT/OLD NICKNAMES – I am Alec to most, Al to some, Eck to a few and something unutterable to the rest.
FAVOURITE FILM – Trainspotting, A Clockwork Orange and the one with that guy what’s his face in it.
FIRST GIG (watching) – I really want to lie here but if I remember correctly it was Steps! Haha. A good friend’s mother had heard that they were what kids our age were listening to at the time and bought us tickets. We took the mick throughout and were given severe daggers by masses of 12 year old girls.
BEST GIG (watching) – Difficult one. Eric Clapton at the SECC because he was one of the first guitarists I tried to copy.
BEST GIG (playing) – Our last album launch at O2 ABC because I felt like a proper rock star for a night.
FIRST ALBUM – On LP – Pet Sounds by The Beach Boys & Rubber Soul by The Beatles. On cd – Parklife by Blur & Pastmasters Volume 2 by The Beatles.
LAST SONG YOU LISTENED TO – Border Reiver – Mark Knopfler
FAVOURITE QUOTE – “We do not stop playing because we grow old, we grow old because we stop playing” Benjamin Franklin.
WHAT POWER WOULD YOU HAVE IF YOU WERE A SUPERHERO – The ability to travel through time.
FAVOURITE FOOD – curry