— An INTERVIEW with: The FLYING PENGUINS
The Flying Penguins. A little apprehensive for their first interview maybe, and most likely wondering why I’ve taken an interest. When I mention I believe in the spirit of documenting all things Glasgow and music though, they seem to agree.
I approached my friend Kieran Stewart, Northern Irish drummer of the Flying Penguins, to name his fellow band-mates, and he came up with the following:
‘Matt Jamieson (Beardy), Andrew Gilmour (Awkward lead singer), Calum Tregaskis (Awkward violinist), and Stephen Brackenridge (Chirpy bassist).’
What’s interesting is that they haven’t been together for very long as a group, but they bounce incredibly well off each other already. I caught the band before their gig at the Queen Margaret Union last October, and in truth, it was one of the best interviews I’ve ever received. Bawdy humour included. Take one for the team and get ready to swallow a nice big pill of Glaswegian sarcasm…
Click through the link below to listen to their audio interview, read the full transcript, and watch more videos of the band performing live at the QMU: