Wednesday 21 March 2018

My Perfect Weekend: Paul Hammock

Ed Power

Ed Power

The plan for Saturday night?

I'm being taken out for a meal by my girlfriend -- to a surprise location, no less.

Must-see gig/performance of the weekend?

AGT Rave Crew and Automatic Tasty at Twisted Pepper tonight will be a good one.

Pub/restaurant/club you couldn't live without?

At the moment, it's J Kennedy's bar on George's Quay. Great buzz and good music.

Best weekend ever?

The Mantua festival 2008 in the Alphabet Set tent, with an amazing line-up including Clark, Various Productions, t-woc and Taskforce. A brilliant weekend.

Worst weekend ever?

The worst I can think of was getting a gall stone, it was horrible. I couldn't speak because of the pain.

Favourite pre-going out ritual?

Don't have one, unless brushing my teeth and putting on my runners is a ritual.

Top post-pub munchies?

It used to be chilli cheese chips in Rick's Burgers. Recently, I've changed to the healthy option of a Zaytoon chicken kebab or any ol' slice of pepperoni pizza.

Weirdest taxi queue moment?

I've only been in Dublin three years. I missed out on all the fun of the epic taxi queues. Gutted, I am.

Best chat-up line at 2am?

"I like your face" or "can I eat your monster?" Both have worked for me in the past. I kid you not!

Your perfect date?

With my girlfriend Claire on a beach somewhere hot with a KFC bargain bucket and a four-pack of Karpackie lager. Dreamy...

Cignol plays Space 54, Smithfield Dublin, August 28. The album Switching For A Living is out now

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