singer-songwriter John D'Arcy, 18, will be playing at the
launch night of Oxjam in Belfast this Saturday October 6 at
the Spring and Airbrake in Belfast. John studies music
technology at Queens University.
What do you like doing on your day off?
Sometimes I'll work on a new song, but if it's not working
out I usually watch comedy shows or check what's happening
on the internet.
If you were to choose your favourite
meal what would it be, where and why?
Spaghetti bolognese in my living room, served by my dad.
It's the best ever, but I don't think he's planning to
release it to the public just yet.
What has been your proudest moment?
There was a fantastic article about me in Hotpress
magazine which is the first national magazine I have
appeared in. It was so well written it made me wonder how
something so complimentary had been derived from the
interview I had given.
What was the most frightening
moment of your life?
I crashed into another car on the Saintfield road - it was
one of those moments when time slows down and you have a
million thoughts flying through your head, like "I'm going
to lose my no claims bonus."
How would you describe your taste in
I like to think I'm quite stylish, but sometimes that
opinion isn't shared by others. I like a good suit. Everyone
should have a few good suits.
What would you do if you won a million
Be boring and invest it so that by the time I finish
university I won't have to get a proper job for a while.
What was your most embarrassing
The most gut-wretching embarrassment usually hits me
straight after I have said something utterly pointless and
not amusing on stage. It's mostly when I tell jokes that no
What music do you like?
I'm quite open to different genres of music but I have
certain songs and artists that I really love, and others
that I can't stand. Sometimes it depends on the situation
I'm hearing them - I think we've all danced and had a great
time to songs that we usually hate when we hear them on the
radio. My favourite bands at the moment are The Pixies,
Weezer and The Kings of Leon.
What sports person do you most admire?
I'm not a sports fan but I admire anyone who is determined
to keep fit because I certainly am not. Describe your best
What would your dream holiday be?
My best holiday ever was when I went to Disney Land as a
child - everyone should go at least once. My dream holiday
would be a long break in New York or Barcelona, with company
What is your greatest ambition?
To release a record that is received well by people who like
If you could spend a day with a celebrity
whom would you choose?
If you were stranded on a desert island
what three things would you want with you?
Pen. Paper and a friend
||That Thing You Do.
||Tommy Tiernan /
||Weezer - Blue Album
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