Q&A: Ewan MacPherson, Salt House

When you were a child what did you want to be?

What would you tell your 16-year-old self now?
Nothing, I wouldn’t listen.

What are the best and worst things about being a musician?
Freedom and cashflow.

What was your favourite ever gig to play?
Treacherous Orchestra – Main Stage, Cambridge Folk Festival.

What was your favourite ever gig as an audience member?
No idea. Lots in mind. Metallica – Milton Keynes Bowl. John Martyn solo in Chester.

Who would play you in Salt House: the movie?
Chuck Norris.

If you could build a fantasy band who would you include (and you can’t choose anyone in your current line-up)?
Frodo. Ron Weasley and the Skeksys.

What non-musical talent do you have that might surprise people?
I have lawnmower skills.

Why have you decided to play The Soundhouse benefit gig?
Because I can help and it’s a good cause.

Tell me a joke.
BBC’s coverage of the Green Party.

Ewan MacPherson will play with Salt House at our Christmas benefit concert at The Pleasance Theatre on Friday 5 December 2014Get your tickets here!

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