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Band Members: Emma Pattison

Here's TWO sets of questions for Emma, the first lot were asked in early 2009:
What is your opinion of Emo

Pull your trousers up! Or is that skater boys?

When was the last time you went dancing

Last Saturday night at an exclusive invite only Tube bar danced to the chameleons

What aspect of modern manners do you think should be changed, for the better

Going dutch. I would be perfectly happy to spend all night being paid for (if you pardon the expression) just like the good old days.

Apart from international rock and roll, what other hobbies or interests do you have

Hanging out with family as well as my business Little Star Designs

What is your idea of fun

Playing chinese whispers with Edie, Lola and Tim.

What is your favourite urban legend

Girl and boy oin car, boy goes off to get help, girl falls asleep, wakes up to hear banging, gets out of the car and madman is bouncing her boyfriends head off the car roof.

Have you ever worked with somebody who is, or was, in a band

No but I did work with someone who was going out with one of the Housemartins (HMV in Leeds when I was 17). It might have been Paul Heaton, then again it might not have been. In fact it might have been an personal urban myth who knows.

How would you rate your level of expertise on computers

On a scale of 1 10 Id say 4.

Do you have a sure-fire method of being cheered up

The children putting their arms around my neck, OR fish and chips from Nashs in Leeds OR that Friday Night temple tingle sensation.

What is your favourite meal/dish that you cook yourself

Bacon Sarnie, OR if Im being poncy chicken wrapped in bacon stuffed with mushrooms and Cream Cheese

What time is your bed-time

Between 11 and 12

What is your favourite pub that isn't there any more

The Magazine, Leicester.

What languages, apart from English, can you speak

Espanyol un poco

Any addenda


... and these come from around 2006.
When were you born?

March 71

What is your prime musical function in The Validators?

Believing I can sing

What other bands have you been in?


How did you come to join The Validators?

Singing with Mark at my wedding

What was the first gig you went to see?

Bruce Springsteen @ Roundhay Park Leeds. My parents lived within walking distance of the park and we could hear sound checks of all the various bands that played there. I went to see some dubious acts there, I must admit. However the thrill I got from being chased down Hill 40 by Hell Angels doing the gig security with hundreds of people who'd broken down the fences whilst 'Borrrrrrn in the USA, I was...' started up was one of the most exciting moments of my life. My beloved brother Mark (Smith not Hibbett) died 2 years ago. He and I shared that moment. His love of music started mine.

And what was the second?

Gary Glitter at St Georges hall, Bradford. I said I saw some dubious acts.

What was the first gig you ever played yourself?

Apart from the wedding hoo haa, The Bull and Gate whilst secretly 8 weeks pregnant with Edie. May 2001.

What was the best gig you ever played? Not sure.

And what was the worst?

Zodiac Mindwarp @ The Charlotte

Do you currently subscribe to any magazines? If so, what are they?


What are your Top 6 Records That You Bought Within A Year Of Them Being Released (re-releases don't count)?

Erm, I'm very much a girl when it comes to this one. I never know facts like release dates, Album Titles, Song names etc. I just don't care. I like what I like, when I like it. Who gives a toss? Anyhoo. I thought long and hard and this is as close as I can get:
  • Edie Brickell and the New Bohemians - Shooting Rubberbands At The Stars
  • House of Love - House of Love
  • REM - Automatic For The People
  • Bjork - Debut
  • Everything But The Girl - Idlewild (DON'T MIX IT UP WITH THE CRAPPY BAND)
  • Morrissey - Vauxhall + I

    Analogue Fun! If The Validators were The Velvet Underground you would be Nico. If The Validators were The Famous Five you would be Anne. If The Validators were G-Force From Battle Of The Planets you would be Princess. Which of these Analogues do you prefer? Why?

    Nico (I always think she has a v sexy image and voice so find that a big compliment) Don't know much about Anne, and nada about B O T P

    Do you have a more accurate analogue you would like to suggest?

    Too hard

    Finally, do you have any webpages of your own you would like to link to?

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