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RGM Introducing – Conrad Ashton

So Conrad thanks for joining us again, what’s been happening since we last had a chat?

I have returned to work full time 40hrs a week back in the call centre! Apart from that still writing and buzzing for the gyms to be back open Saturday

Whats one question you’re sick of being asked when interviewed?

Non yet I am good I have decent patience usually hahaha

What made you decide to become an artist?

Seeing Pete Townshend play with the who at live8 and loving that energy and thinking I would like a crack at that 

What’s your favourite song right now from another band?

Loving ‘Patrick Swayze’ by Trunky Juno had that on repeat since it came out got it on so many playlists

Who is inspiring you at the minute?

Love listening to Damien Keyes realest guy in the industry in terms of business and general advice a man who has been and done it and genuinely cares about helping up and coming artists like myself.

If your fans could remember one thing about you what would it be?

That I am a canny lad who wrote a few decent tunes

What useless talent do you have/ party trick? 

I am not bad at accents and impressions so I am told! 

Best drink to have on stage?

Boring but water I am there to perform and give my best and not be smashed and play at my optimum level for those that have never seen me before, after the gig get the pints out!!

Who is the biggest named band / artist  you have played with?

Hyde park Brass were the best so tight, loved the energy and sound weekend recovery and your life and mine were great too!

Tell us a funny story from backstage?

Non! Maybe one day hopefully genuinely haven’t got one, I am always full of nerves and unapproachable more or less keep myself to myself and focus on the task at hand! 

Name a four piece band made up of legends – who would be in it? (drummer, bass, lead singer etc)

Keith Moon

John Entwhistle 

For me there has never been a better rhythm section in rock music 

Guitar is tough one, so many choices! I am probs gonna go with Eric Clapton think he would fit well with this group

on Vocals gotta be Elvis Presley greatest voice that’s ever been and ever will be for me 

If you could play any music festival which would it be?

Glastonbury! So iconic would be a dream come true in any capacity be it pyramid stage or playing in the bogs I am down for anything where glasto is concerned 

Best gig you’ve been to that you weren’t playing? 

I have been blessed to see all my heroes (still alive) play but I am gonna go with the stone roses at the first direct arena so much energy in there and the atmosphere was electric

Who would you like to duet with?

Alive would be Noel Gallagher would be mint to sing and collab with him and dead to sing with The King would have been amazing if I go to heaven that would be nice to do it then haha

What goes into your favourite sandwich?

I love a nice egg mayo

What advice would you give your younger self 

Leicester to win the Premiership @5000/1 odds in the 2015-16 season

Whats your favourite song to play live?

Of mine it’s a new song coming September 18th called ‘Celebrate Life’ in terms of a cover ‘I can’t Explain’ by the Who was always good fun

I hear you have a new EP brewing, what can you tell us about it?

It comes out August 7th and it is called ‘No Post On Sundays’ and it is fully acoustic and I hope you will like it Carl!

Is there anything else you would like to share with the world?

The EP is out August 7th keep safe and well and I will see you in the venues again soon!