Well, when I say lucky, I didn't feel that way the first time I was asked to be involved. I still remember lying in bed, awake at 3am saying to myself 'bloody train station, oh no, why?' I had to get up at 5.30am ready to perform to bunch of bewildered commuters at Glasgow Central Station running late for their train. It was like a sadder and lonelier version of the T-Mobile flashmob advert.
This year I am honoured to be the opening headline act at the festival. I will be playing the King's Theatre on the Thursday 17 March, and what was my stategy for choosing this date? Well, my wife Alison and I are due our first baby at the end of March. Alison asked, 'When's the first available date.......?'