Introducing: Gideon Foster
Halifax’s musical survivor…
YOUR NAME: Gideon Foster
HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN PLAYING MUSIC?
I came to the party a little later than most. I only started writing songs in my mid 40s but I did play classically when I was younger. I just had quite a long break in between!
GIVE US 3 REASONS WHY WE SHOULD TRACK DOWN, LISTEN AND DISCOVER YOUR MUSIC?
1. Because your curious.
2. Because it’s different.
3. It’s raining outside.
WHERE DO YOU SOUND BEST – FESTIVAL, CLUB, BEDROOM – OR SOMEWHERE ELSE?
In the bathroom, the acoustics are great !
WHAT WAS YOUR FIRST…
RECORD? ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’.
CD? ‘Sweet Dreams’, Eurthymics.
DOWNLOAD? ‘By The Way’, RHCP.
WHEN IT ALL GOES RIGHT AND YOU’VE GOT A BOTTOMLESS PIT OF MONEY AND LONG QUEUE OF HANGERS-ON, WHAT WILL BE YOUR BIGGEST MUSICAL INDULGENCE?
Guitars, I love different guitars and old guitars.
SO, WHEN IT ALL GOES WRONG AND YOU’RE LEFT BITTER AND TWISTED AND CURSING THE MUSIC INDUSTRY, WHAT DO YOU FALL BACK ON?
I’m a survivor I can apply myself to anything really. I love food so I might open a restaurant.
WHAT ARE YOUR MUSICAL GUILTY PLEASURES…
I love brass band music, but don’t tell anyone!
WHO ARE YORKSHIRE’S FINEST IN CULTURE, SPORT AND MUSIC?
The Brontë Sisters, Joe Root, Arctic Monkeys.
NAME YOUR SUPERGROUP – WHO’S PLAYING WHAT, WHO’S ON VOCALS AND WHO’S YOUR BEZ?
Drums – John Bonham. Bass – Flea. Lead Guitar – Dave Gilmour. Keys – Stevie Wonder. Vocals – Stevie Nicks. Liam Gallagher on tambourine.
GO SEE THIS FILM: Withnail and I.
GO READ THIS BOOK: 1984 by George Orwell.
GREAT LOST BAND / ARTIST: The Adventures.
WOULDN’T BE CAUGHT DEAD SUPPORTING: I’d support anyone.
LONDON, LA OR LEEDS? That would have to be LA. I’ve done the other two.
AND FINALLY… AS YOU LEAVE THE STAGE, WHAT ARE YOUR PARTING WORDS?
“Oops!” if recent events are anything to go by, as I managed to cut my head open lifting a guitar off after playing.