Who are you and where are you from?
We are Darren Morrissey and Greg Marshall ‘Morrissey & Marshall‘ from Tallaght, Dublin.
Who are your favourite artists from home?
Luke Kelly, Rory Gallagher, Damien Dempsey and Aslan.
What’s it really like touring?
Travelling from town to town doing what you love and partying every night… It’s really amazing!
What’s your favourite city/town/venue to play?
I have to say Dublin, I’ll be lynched otherwise… It is always great to come home and play for your home audience. The crowd are always really up for it too. Our next one is at the Workman’s Club Dublin on 17th December and we’re buzzing for it.
What’s your ideal festival line-up?
The Kinks, The Who, Bowie, ELO, Oasis, The Verve and Ocean Colour Scene.
What has been your biggest achievement of the year?
I think playing support to Sinead O’Connor at The Barbican, London has to be the biggest and best this year. The response was indescribable and we completely sold out of albums… We were bombarded by the crowd when we came out to sign albums afterwards – it was brilliant.
What has been the worst moment of the year?
It’s been a great year… I got a parking fine the other day which wasn’t great.
What was the worst piece of advice you were given?
Get a real job and stop living in a dream.
What do you do to relax?
I’m getting big into yoga and meditation… It’s a great way to relax.
What are you reading?
There’s a Birmingham author by the name of Magnus Mills who I’ve really gotten into recently… It’s so weird and funny at the same time.
How about TV, anything good on the box?
The new Peep Show’s pretty funny.
Do you have a favourite YouTube video?
Anything Hugh Cooney does is great.
What website do you visit most?
What is your favourite:
Who is your favourite current artist?
Don’t have one if I’m honest.
A new artist that you are most excited about?
Morrissey & Marshall.
What was the last great gig you have seen?
The Beach Boys at Hyde Park.
What should we expect from your Irish shows?
Love, energy, great songs, amazing atmosphere.
London-based Irish duo Morrissey & Marshall play the Workman’s on Thursday, December 17th and tickets can be found here.