Friday 19 January 2018

'I went like a demon into just getting out of it, until I crashed'

Matt Spalding explains to Carol Hunt how he got his 'feet back in the real world' after years of madness

SEX, drugs and rock and roll. One assumes they go together like drum and bass, Philo and Dublin. Not according to former In Tua Nua bass guitarist, restaurant owner and chef Matt Spalding they don't.

Next week Spalding opens a new venture: Padthai@ Shine. This is quite an achievement considering what he's been through in the past 20 years or so. Mind you, after hearing him tell his story, the fact that he's still alive to tell it is probably his biggest achievement of all.

First, I have to confess that, when it came to picking a topic to write on this week, I thought I might have to shoot myself if I didn't attempt to produce something cheerful and uplifting, the current economic climate being what it is and all.

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