What is your idea of perfect happiness?
Sitting in a restaurant on the harbour front of Loggos, a village on the Greek island of Paxos. Family and friends around me
Which historical figure do you most identify with?
Which living person do you most admire?
My father. He is a best mate as well as a parent. It will be the deepest pain when life dictates that we must part
Which is the trait you most deplore in yourself?
I can be very arrogant and controlling when it comes to the band.
What is your greatest extravagance?
Day to day life.
What is your favourite journey?
Driving from one of the northern French ports to Bordeaux on the A roads.
On what occasion do you lie?
I had a colourful imagination as a child, which led to me getting into a lot of trouble. I learnt my lesson.
Which living person do you most despise?
The dictators of the free world!
What or who is the greatest love of your life?
Music, Etain (girlfriend ), Isabella (daughter ), parents (lucky ).
When and where were you happiest?
Port Douglas, Australia 2001, where I met Etain.
Which talent would you most like to have?
To play the keyboards a lot better.
What is your current state of mind?
Ambitious and hopeful.
What do you consider your greatest achievement?
My daughter without a shadow of a doubt.
If you were to die and come back as a person or a thing, what do you think it would be?
Come back as Mark Chapman on December 8 1980 and get stuck into a novel instead of killing John Lennon.
What is your most treasured possession?
A Simon and Patrick acoustic guitar.
What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?
Not knowing what to do in this life.
What is your favourite occupation?
What is the quality you most like in a man?
Realising that they have to take second place behind their partner and their children.
What is the quality you most like in a woman?
Understanding that men are trying as hard as they can.
Who are your favourite writers?
Sebastian Faulks, Jack Kerouac.
What is your motto?
“Here for a good time, not a long time.”
Simon is the lead singer and guitarist in Galway band Mugger Dave. The band are completing recording their debut album . See www.myspace.com/muggerdave