Crothers, 24, plays the drums with Belfast's alterna-rock
band CQDA who have been shortlisted for this year's Music
Quest Final to be held in the Island Arts Centre on Friday,
What do you like doing on your day
Usually lying in to a criminally late time to compensate
for the criminally early time I have to get up to go to work
during the week.
If you were to choose your favourite
meal what would it be, where and why?
It's got to be the chicken and mushroom fillet from L'etoile
on the Ormeau Road in Belfast. I went there a few months ago
for a friend's birthday and it was great.
What has been your proudest moment?
Probably CODA getting to support Sleater Kinney in the
Spring and Airbrake. It was quite nice to get that slot and
play with a band who I really respect and love plus the fact
that they were the nicest folks in the world made it an even
more memorable experience.
What was the most frightening
moment of your life?
When I developed severe tendonitis in my arm a few years
back It was pretty frightening as it got to the point where
I thought that I was going to have to give up the drums. I
couldn't move my arm or wrist whatsoever for about four
months. Luckily enough I've managed to sort it out but to be
faced with the proposition of not being able to do something
you enjoy and love was fairly scary.
How would you describe your taste in
clothes? What's the most you ever spent on a single item?
Jeans, black or red t-shirts and converse. Basic and
effective. The jeans are probably the most pricey. I think
�70 is the most I've ever spent on a pair.
What would you do it you won a million
Probably buy a nice pair of �70 jeans and then I'd see
about getting CODA into a studio to record our debut album.
Outside of that I'd try and financially back the commission
of a new series of both Danger Mouse and Dogtanian. Kids TV
needs these guys back to save it.
What was your most embarrassing moment?
Me and one of my best mates performing an extremely
drunken version of Depeche Mode's 'Policy of Truth' complete
with high kicks at 3am in a Berlin karaoke club full of
rather bemused Germans.
What music do you like?
Anything and everything. It ranges from Depeche Mode,
Bauhaus and Mogwai through to Laurent Garnier, Errors, Isis
and Will Hawen. At the minute I'm blasting the new Jetplane
Landing and Nine Inch Nails albums in my car which are great
and I'm also digging this new band called Foals who I've
stumbled across on myspace.
Describe your best ever holiday. What
would your dream holiday be?
Nerja in the south of Spain a few years ago was
definitely up there with the best. A beach holiday which
normally isn't my cup of tea but it was one of the most
relaxing weeks I've ever had away.
My dream holiday has to be island hopping in Japan for a
couple of months and then a road trip up the west coast of
the US. I've wanted to go to these places since I was a kid
so why not both if it's a dream holiday.
What is your greatest remaining ambition?
Getting to have a jam with some of my musical heroes. I
reckon myself, Andy Cairns of Therapy?, Robert Smith of the
Cure and Hooky from New Order could make an excellent band.
I can but dream.