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Lisburn, Co. Antrim, Northern Ireland




MICHAEL Thomas MormechaMICHAEL Thomas Mormecha, 23, writes, plays and teaches music. He is part of the band mojofury but will be doing a solo acoustic tour of Ireland in June supporting Ricky Warwick (formally from the band The Almighty).

The Lisburn musician will have his own first CD out in June and mojofury will be recording their debut album in July.

What do you like doing on your day off?
There is no such thing. If you're like me and you're trying to turn your dreams into reality you should use everyday as an opportunity to get a little closer to getting to where you want to be.

What was the most frightening moment of your life?
Getting chased by a dog when I wasn't even a metre tall.

How would you describe your taste in clothes?
I try to keep it simple so I go for the captain black look a lot, but when I go for colours I end up wearing a maroon shirt, bright red jeans and odd shoes - apparently that doesn't go. Does it?

What was your most embarrassing moment?
In P3 someone made me dress up as a brown cow for a school play and I had to wear tights then stand in front of the whole school. I cried a lot that day.

What music do you like?
I appreciate any music as long as there's soul and passion behind it so you know that automatically cuts out all that manufactured nonsense you hear on some radio shows.

What is the first song you remember liking?
'Help' by The Beatles. I remember getting into that song from when I was just four or 5 and its still refreshing to listen to after almost twenty years.

What is your greatest remaining ambition?
Sorry, it's a clich� I know but I might like to climb Everest someday.

If you could spend a day with a celebrity whom would you choose?
John Lennon, we wouldn't even have to talk, I'd like to just sit and jam for awhile.

If you were stranded on a desert island what three things would you want with you?
Monty my cat, my guitar and my goose.


Car Horse
Film 'The Science of Sleep' or 'Once'
Comedian Ur Ma
CD Elliott Smith album New Moon
Actor Glen Hansard in 'Once'
Actress Mark�ta Irglova in 'Once'
Drink Water

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