whaT’s on your rider? Trou­ble Pil­grimS’ PETE HOLIDAI

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What’s on your rider? A few beers be­fore the gig fol­lowed by a bot­tle of Jack Daniels après gig. What would be on your fan­tasy rider? Two tick­ets to the Elec­tric Pic­nic! What’s the best gig you’ve at­tended – and why? New York Dolls in The Vil­lage venue in Dublin a cou­ple of years back, up close and per­sonal. Plus, I met Mor­ris­sey af­ter­wards. Nice chap. And the worst – and why? All the lo­cal bands that treat a gig like a re­hearsal! Tour bus bunks, ho­tel rooms or couch-surf­ing? Ho­tel rooms, the Pil­grims don’t do couches. Who is the most fa­mous per­son to have shown up at one of your gigs? Roddy Doyle turned up at the last Work­man’s Club gig in May. Tour bus tunes? Which are your ones for the road? Steve Rapid pro­vides the on the road sound­track, so you never know what you’re gonna get. I like lis­ten­ing to The Strokes

de­but as it mo­tors along nicely.

Chat­ting between songs –

good or bad, and why? Good if the front per­son is the main com­mu­ni­ca­tor and can en­lighten the au­di­ence. Bad if ran­dom squeal­ing comes from a va­ri­ety of sources.

How big is your en­tourage?

Eco­nom­i­cally vi­able, de­pend-

ing on the scale of the gig. While on tour, do you do your own laun­dry? Of course! It’s a form of ther­apy.

Do you like to meet and greet fans af­ter the gig? It’s a very re­ward­ing and hum­bling ex­pe­ri­ence, so, yes, we are always happy to do it. Any use­ful stage tips? Dress well, play well, and take it se­ri­ously whether it’s 10 or 10,000 peo­ple at the gig.

What on-tour luxury would you like the most? A Ja­panese masseuse to run up and down my spine be­fore a gig to re­lax me. What’s your best tour story? Meet­ing Deb­bie Harry on a train in Switzer­land.

In con­ver­sa­tion with Tony Clay­ton-Lea, Pete Holidai (top, right) and his Trou­ble Pil­grims play The Work­man’s Club in Dublin, tonight (Fri­day) at 8pm ¤12 the­work­man­sclub.com

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