FIVE FIRSTS: Mat Kane of the Doc Marshalls
NAME: Mat Kane
BAND AFFILIATION: The Doc Marshalls
1. THE FIRST ALBUM I EVER BOUGHT WAS … The first CD I ever bought with my own hard-earned cash was Led Zeppelin’s “Houses of the Holy.” Not their best, but I was a sucker for the drumming on “D’yer Maker.”
2. THE FIRST CONCERT THAT I EVER SAW WAS … The first concert I ever remember seeing was my uncle Kieran playing with Emmylou Harris at an outdoor festival somewhere.
3. THE FIRST MUSICAL INSTRUMENT I EVER OWNED OR PLAYED WAS … The violin – I knew I wanted to play it the first time I heard it.
4. THE FIRST SONG THAT I EVER PERFORMED IN PUBLIC WAS … I remember playing “Silent Night” solo in church on Christmas Eve when I was six or seven. I had to be propped up on a box in order to be seen.
5. THE FIRST BAND I WAS EVER IN WAS … I’ve successfully repressed memories of the first band I was ever *in*, but the first band that I ever *led* was called Cinderella and the Bitches. I was living in Beijing and formed it with three Chinese friends, one of whom leads a fantastic band called Shazi (“the Sands”).