by / November 4th, 2014 /

Incoming: Sean McGowan

Who are you and where are you from?

I’m Sean McGowan. Born in Southampton, England.

Who are your favorite artists from home?

I have loads. Onsind, Rob Lynch, Tim OT, Rob Chapman and Ruby Day are all excellent.

What’s it really like touring?

It’s hard. Your sleep deprived, skint, and often home sick. However, it’s when I’m happiest. Going out on tour is the best thing I’ve ever done with my life.

What’s your favourite city/town/venue to play?

Southampton, Joiners. My home town show. The owner is one of my best friends too.

What’s your ideal festival line-up?

The Clash – The Pogues – The Jam – Billy Bragg.

What has been your biggest achievement of the year?

Probably going out ant touring France, Germany and Holland with Rob Lynch. I had never toured Europe before.

What was the worst piece of advice you were given?

“Don’t put all your eggs in one basket.” Sometimes you gotta whack all those proverbial eggs in that proverbial basket and give something all ya got.

What do you do to relax?

I like to play FIFA. Drinking Tea and smoking cigarettes.

What are you reading?

Chavs – Owen Jones. VERY interesting read.

How about TV, anything good on the box?

Mrs Browns Boys, Luther, Homeland, and Sons of Anarchy are my favourite.

Do you have a favourite YouTube video?

Chris Kamara missing the Red Card on Sky Sports News!

What website do you visit most?

BBC Sport? Maybe?

What is your favourite:

Record? Closing Time – Tom Waits

Song? ‘Martha’ – Tom Waits

Record label? – I’m not sure? Maybe Rough Trade?

Who is your favourite current artist?

Onsind. Duo of Durham, England. They are incredible!

A new artist that you are most excited about?

Slaves! I only saw them on the Jools Holland show. I need to look into them more. They seem cool!

What was the last great gig you have seen?

Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly at The Forum in London!

Worst show?


What should we expect from your Irish shows?

Think it will be a little bit emotional. I love being in Ireland. A few family members will be there too. I’m gonna play some new songs of he album.

Sean McGowan plays at The Vintage Room in Dublin’s Workman’s Club on November 20th, admission is free.