What's On Your Rider?


Ron Sexsmith

What’s on your rider?Cooked chickens, red wine and coffee.

What would be on your fantasy rider?Pies and cakes followed by miracle weight loss pills.

What’s your pre-gig ritual/ routine?Pacing nervously.

What’s the best gig you’ve been to?Leonard Cohen last December: three hours of great songs.

And the worst?A recent Dylan concert was disappointing. Terrible lighting, couldn’t see him at all.

Who is the most famous person to have shown up at one of your gigs?Probably Ewan MacGregor or John C Reilly.

Most embarrassingon-stage moment?My pants splitting in Chicago.

Groupies. Would you?Not now. Been down that road in the past.

Have you a special stage wardrobe?Frilly shirts, suit jackets, secret underwear.

Any useful stage tips?Open your eyes occasionally; try to be entertaining if possible.

If you could be in anyother band, which one?The Kinks most likely. Or Destiny’s Child.

Who’s invited to your aftershow party?Friends, dignitaries, alcoholics.

What’s your best tour story?I’d have to say having breakfast with Paul McCartney at his house while opening for Squeeze in 1996.

* Ron Sexsmith plays Dublin’s Academy on Thursday

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