Tom Chaplin's Glastonbury 'nightmare'

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 22 October 2008

Tom Chaplin

Keane frontman Tom Chaplin says working at Glastonbury is his "worst nightmare"

The singer has the utmost respect for his band's road crew and the work they put in to make sure everything is correct before the British trio take to the stage, but can't imagine how grueling it must be to set-up the stages at the world famous music festival.

He told Britain's Absolute Radio: "Our crew get everything organised and ready long before we go on. Our crew work a lot harder than we do, so they get here very early in the morning, and we kind of come along at about five o'clock and do a sound check, make sure everything sounds good, and then just spend a couple of hours either getting very nervous or running around getting ready.

"But imagine, if you have three or four bands on in a night, every time another band comes on they have to unplug everything and plug in a whole load of new stuff. I wouldn't want to be on the crew doing that at Glastonbury - that would be my worst nightmare."

Piano player Tim Rice-Oxley also revealed he and his bandmates - Tom and drummer Richard Hughes - are very careful about what they eat before playing live.

He explained: "We try to eat quite early, for practical reasons. You get a lot of adrenaline before you get on stage, it doesn't matter how many times you do it, it's a great feeling, but you don't really want to be doing that when you've got a beef stew and a big bowl of trifle in your belly!"

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