Elliott Gillespie, 21, from Lisburn, is a drummer with
Sixstarhotel and a freelance illustrator.
What do you like doing on your day off?
I tend to get a week off after a busy spell with the band as
opposed to one day here and there. That week is spent in
London, A usual day would be sleeping in to midday. then
walking to bagel bake to get a bagel and cream cheese. I
often go to my favourite cafe and check my emails. I then
meet my girlfriend Karen after she finishes college, we
would head to an exhibition or space that is showing
something that interests us, go out for a bite to eat or to
our favourite cinema, the 'Prince
Charles', which has one screen and shows films that have
been out the previous year.
If you were to choose your favourite meal what would
it be, where and why?
Definitely roast chicken with chips, long green beans,
gravy and buttered bread cut into triangles (very important)
in the New Piccadilly restaurant, London. I loved the place
because my grandfather discovered it and took my Dad, he
loved it and took me. I loved it and pretty much took all my
friends! Unfortunately it closed down earlier this year.
What has been your proudest moment?
Probably releasing our album in February. It feels good
to have a product. Since the release of "A Kind of Crusade",
we have sold out some of my favourite venues, such as the
Limelight in Belfast and Nice n Sleazys in Glasgow. After
you put so much energy and work into something, it's so
rewarding to see crowds of people wanting to see you play.
How would you describe your taste in clothes?
I'm a hoarder when it comes to clothes. When I come back
from a tour I have a huge travelling bag packed with
clothes, yet my cupboard and drawers are also full. I'm not
interested in brands really, if it looks good I wear it.
Until the last few years I only ever had a couple of pairs
of shoes - I can't keep count now. I love second hand shoes.
I picked up a great pair of cowboys boots in a flea market
in New York, and a pair of black chelsea boots in a vintage
store in London. The newest addition is a pair of brown
brogues I got in Berlin in the summer.
What would you do if you won a million pounds?
Get straight onto the property ladder, invest into 'We
Collect Records' and invest into the charity 'Stop The
What was your most embarrassing moment?
Thinking I was too cool to wear the school's swimming
trunks. I opted for white shorts which of course are
see-through when wet.
What music do you like?
How long do you have?
What sports person do you most admire?
Lance Armstrong, his autobiography is amazing.
Describe your best ever holiday.
On my 21st birthday Karen surprised me with tickets for
the train to Paris. I packed my bag and jumped on the train,
I was in Paris within a few hours.
What is your greatest remaining ambition?
To illustrate a children's book.
|| Me without
you - catch for us the foxes
and out in Paris and London George Orwell
||Fifi on the rocks