We teamed up for a series of Q&As with the guys from Fat Penguin, and one nosy penguin interviewed Sharon this week to get to her a little better.
— What’s your guiltiest pleasure?
Scrolling through online book stores (when I’ve no money) at banjo book and salivating over Robert Johnson banjo transcriptions and Bela Fleck compositions
— Tell us your funniest joke?
It’s too awful, umm, hold on till I think of another one. . . Ok, here’s one of my very old favourites, what kind of biscuits can fly?
Wee plane ones.
— When did you first start playing music?
When I was 5 on a Mickey Mouse 1 octave keyboard. Laboured for days figuring out the complex note arrangements to “Joy to the World” and “Eastenders” theme tune.
— What was the first album you bought?
Stole actually… R.E.M. Out of time
— What was the first gig you went to?
Bon Jovi, RDS Dublin, 1996
— Who’s currently top of your Spotify/ITunes plays?
Bela Fleck, Penguin Cafe Orchestra, Beatles
— What’s your pre-gig ritual?
Run about like a maniac yelling “where the bleepity fucking bleepity is my bleeping jack leads and banjo picks??!!!!”
— If you could tour with any other artist/band, who would it be and why?
Bela Fleck, opportunity to coerce Bela to give me private lessons.