“I hope our best achievements are still to come.”

With their gig on 10 November fast approaching, we checked in with Stu Hanna, who performs with his wife Debbie as Megson, to talk about their influences, dead pets and playing in front of thousands of fans.

 

For anyone that’s not seen you before, what can we expect from a Megson gig?

An infectious mix of heavenly vocals, lush harmonies and driving rhythmic guitars performing clever, heart-warming and sometimes humorous songs.

 

Who are your musical influences?

Probably Simon & Garfunkel, Bob Dylan, Kate Rusby and Nickel Creek as well as North Eastern acts like The Teesside Fettlers, Vin Garbutt and Bob Fox.

 

What inspired the name Megson?

We were originally called “The Ghost of Meg” after an old family pet who had just died… but everyone said that was too Death Metal so we can changed it to Megson!

 

What’s your proudest achievement to date?

Performing on the main stage at Cambridge Folk Festival & Birmingham Symphony Hall in front of thousands were both amazing experiences but I hope our best achievements are still to come.

 

Which song are you most fond of playing and why?

Probably our football song The Longshot for the twist at the end… I won’t spoil the twist though!

 

If you could pick one act, living or dead, to join you on stage for a performance, who would it be and why?

Pete Seeger so he could lead us all in a big sing-along chorus song.

 

You can enjoy an intimate gig with Megson in our Cellar Bar on Saturday 10 November at 7.30pm. Click here to find out more.

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