Sandi’s Fleetwood fondness...

Sandi Thom: She loves a bit of Fleetwood...
Sandi Thom: She loves a bit of Fleetwood...
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FIVE years on since the success of the single I Wish I Was A Punk Rocker and the album Smile...It Confuses People (the two achieved combined sales of about 1.5 million) and Sandi Thom is back with the blues.

Current album Merchants and Thieves has met with widespread acclaim.

On Wednesday night Sandi returns to The Stables.

We asked her to dig deep into her musical pile and answer our fine-tuned questions...

Tell us about the first record you bought

The first record I bought was on vinyl and it was Rumours by Fleetwood Mac.

An album you can’t live without and why?

Rumours, by Fleetwood Mac. It was the first record I ever really fell in love with, and for me it really captures the true definition of a great record.

Every song is totally unique, and sounds different to the next, but somehow they tell a story and each time you listen you hear something new.

Most embarrassing record in your collection

Mr Loverman by Shaggy

Your favourite cheesy disc

I am a big fan of 80s classic rock, so anything by Journey, Toto or Europe!

If you see someone in a queue of traffic going crazy to Eye of the Tiger by Survivor you will know it is ST!

I know some people might think it is sad to listen to 80s stuff, but I honestly think the songwriting was incredible.

So, when I am looking for a power ballad chorus, I just consult my 80s collection!

What about your favourite artist of all time?

Fleetwood Mac, from beginning to present day.

I have great respect for every member of the band, from the early days of Peter Green to the most recent days of Stevie Nicks.

Stevie is awesome and such an emotional singer. Lindsey is awesome and a very unique guitar player.

McVie is such a great songwriter and Mick is the best drummer with the best beard!

Peter Green, in my opinion, in his heyday was the most prolific singer/songwriter/guitar player of his time...and the songs...they’ve never released a bad one.

From Black Magic Woman and Albatross to Songbird and Go Your Own Way. You simply can’t find fault in that band.

Name a song that never fails to pick you up

Lovely Day by Bill Withers

And one that chills you out

Albatross by Fleetwood Mac

What was the first gig you attended?

Skunk Anansie at the Aberdeen Music Hall. I was 15.

Tell us about your favourite record shop or online store, and the appeal

I love independent stores, because I am likely to find more of the music that I like in an indie store, and I like the fact that they’re preserving something that’s almost lost and gone.

I think more people should support the indie stores like FOPP.

You can step into the shoes of your musical idol for 24 hours. Who do you choose and what would you do?

I would take full advantage of this rather unique opportunity and be Joe Bonamassa for the day!

Not because he is my idol, but because he is my boyfriend!

Then I could finally find out what on earth goes on in that head of his!

Is there a new or undiscovered artist that you think we need to hear?

Heaps and heaps...Joanne Shaw Taylor, Marcus Bonfanti...

You can banish one artist to the bargain bin.

Who do you choose?

Dido!

To book tickets for Sandi’s Stables show call the box office on MK 280800.