19th May 2012 2:22pm | By Editor
Sandro Schiena (pictured far right) from Turnpike Glow chats about his London.
London’s best-kept secret is our bassist/ vocalist Giuseppe’s cured meat selection. It is second to none.
When I want to chill out I head to Dulwich Park – it’s a great accompaniment with some Vivaldi. Also Cafe 1001(Brick Lane), I love the chilled vibe there.
The most interesting person I’ve met is ex-Babyshambles musician Adam Ficek at a recent show and he struck me as being a lovely man. Totally down to earth and unassuming, and therefore interesting.
My favourite place for a drink is The Wheelbarrow pub/ venue in Camden or a comfy chair at The Reform (historic London gentleman’s club in Westminster) with a choice of fine Cuban cigars.
For when you’re hungover in London try a park, a snooze, a pub, eggs royale, French toast, and then more booze.
What gets me up in the morning? Ten minutes of battling with the snooze button, then salmon with scrambled eggs, some Earl Grey and M83.
What’s the first thing you think of in the morning? When do I get to quit my day job? Cornflakes or Weetabix? Will I survive the Tube today?
My perfect weekend involves seeing a good gig, followed by drinks with friends. Jamming and writing new material. A nice lie-in on a Sunday morning, followed by some public debauchery in the afternoon.
What’s the bigggest faux pas you’ve made? Believing that someone else’s opinion about your future is worth any more than your own.
The last naughty thing I did was put a saddle on a shark, and finally reveal to my mom I’m in a band. She thought wine tasting was my only hobby.
Five words that sum up London ... But why would I leave?
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