Neil Sturgeon

Band Member - Neil Sturgeon and the Infomaniacs

A quick Q and A with Neil S

Favourite....

Singers

Colin Blunstone, Carole King, Gene Clark, John Lennon, Steve Marriott, Sam Cooke, Everly Brothers, John Sebastian.

Musicians

Roger McGuinn, Neil Young, Stevie Wonder, Clarence White,

Films

Some Like It Hot, The Fisher King, The Big Lebowski, A Day At The Races, Jaws, Midnight Run

Monkee

Mike or Mickey, too difficult to choose!

Infomaniacs Song

Ride The Tide

Place Visited

India or New York

Book

Welcome To The Monkey House by Kurt Vonnegut

Record Sleeve

Fried (Julian Cope)

Gig Attended

Neil Young backed by Booker T & The MG's at Finsbury Park, London 1993

Gig Played

Hard to choose, supporting Dave Davies of The Kinks at King Tuts in Glasgow with The Goldenhour was a memorable night. All of my Music In Hospitals concerts are up there too.

Childhood TV

Batman, Randall & Hopkirk (Deceased), Cartoon Cavalcade.

Songwriters

Carole King, Loudon Wainwright III, Lennon & McCartney, Elliott Smith, Neil Young, Gene Clark.

Albums

Odessey & Oracle (Zombies), On The Beach (Neil Young), Figure 8 (Elliott Smith) Peggy Suicide (Julian Cope), A Hard Day's Night (Beatles), Buffalo Springfield Again.

Producer

George Martin, Lou Adler, Paul Rothchild, Brian Wilson

First....

Gig Attended

In 1985 when I was sixteen I was at a run of gigs at Barrowlands, Glasgow including REM, Julian Cope and Aztec Camera..can't remember which was first.

Record Bought

First single was 'Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick' (Ian Dury) with a record token I got at Christmas..first album was 'A Hard Day's Night' when my older brother moved out taking his Beatles records with him!

Live Performance

Fernhill Youth Club in 1983, aged 14 in my first band, we were either called The Early Hours or The Reactions at the time and played a set which included a couple of early efforts of mine as well as Louie Louie, House Of The Rising Sun, Rhythm Of The Rain

Cinema Visit

Probably to see a Peter Sellers Pink Panther movie or maybe a Sinbad one.

Job

A YTS in a timber yard, I stuck it out for a whole 3 days!

Heroes

Johan Cruyff, John McEnroe, the Partick Thistle team of the late 70's

Crush

Chris Evert, Lynda Carter

Random....

Place Of Birth

Bellshill, Scotland (brought up in nearby Rutherglen)

Instruments Played

Acoustic & Electric Guitar. Mandolin, Harmonica

Bands Played In

A Chocolate Morning (and earlier incarnations), The Goldenhour, Delaware, (Raymond Meade's) Boston Manor, Daniel Wylie Band, The Mesmer Club, NS & The Infomaniacs

If You Could Join Any (Active) Band Who Would It Be?

The Zombies or Paul McCartney's touring band.

Time Travel..Where & When?

Laurel Canyon in the late 60's and get myself an invite to a party at David Crosby's house!

Time Travel..Which Gig?

Monterey Pop 1967 or Concert For Bangladesh.

Sunday Morning Song

So Far Away (Carole King)

Recurring Dream?

On a tightrope not being able to see the end of it on either side!

Mastermind Specialist Subject

Probably The Beatles or tennis in the open era.

Desert Island Discs

Wah-Wah (George Harrison), Junk Bond Trader (Elliott Smith), Nevada Fighter (Mike Nesmith), Whenever You're Ready (Zombies), Out On The Side (Dillard & Clark), Santa Fe Skyway (Martin Carr), Lullaby (Loudon Wainwright III), Got A Feelin' (Mamas & The Papas

Meet the rest of the band

Band Member - Neil Sturgeon and the Infomaniacs

Dave Andrews

Lead Guitar/Vocals
Band Member - Neil Sturgeon and the Infomaniacs

Deborah Cooper

Percussion/Vocals
Band Member - Neil Sturgeon and the Infomaniacs

Marc Tuffley

Guitar/Drums/Vocals