A Question of Taste: Hudson Taylor

Des O'Driscoll

Hudson Taylor are brothers Harry and Alfie Hudson Taylor from Dublin. Upcoming gigs include the Olympia in their native city on March 28, and Cork Opera House on Thursday, March 29.

Hudson Taylor play at Cork Opera House on March 29 as part of an Irish tour.

Best recent book you’ve read:

The Power Of Now by Eckhart Tolle.

Best recent film:

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.

Pick one of and what you enjoyed about it:

Fellow Irish band Wild Youth were playing a shared gig with us and their energy was electric. Loved it!

Best piece of music you’ve been listening to lately (new or old):

‘Orphans of the Storm’ by Flyte.

First ever piece of music or film that really moved you:

Hands down has to be Forest Gump. Such an uplifting film with a killer soundtrack!

The best gig or show you’ve ever seen (if you had to pick one!):

Elbow at Oxegen Festival 2009. It rained for the whole gig until the very end when lead singer Guy Garvey told the audience to look up to the sky and say “F**k The the rain”. They then played their massive anthem ‘One Day Like This’ and the rain stopped. Magical. The collective cheer and energy at that moment was golden.

Tell us about your TV viewing:

We consume TV through Netflix mainly. Have a load of recommendations from people to catch up on. Really enjoyed Black Mirror. Straight enjoyment out of watching the TV show Gogglebox. Who’d have thought that watching other people watch TV could be so entertaining!

Radio listening and/or podcasts:

The Blindboy Podcast.

You’re curating your dream festival — which three artists are on the bill, living or dead?

The Beatles, Simon & Garfunkel, Vulfpeck.

Your best celebrity encounter:

Paul Simon backstage at a gig of his we went to.

You can portal back to any period of human cultural history or music event – where, when, and why?

San Francisco, Summer of love, 1967. Music and Hippies - sounds like it was a load of fun.

Do you have any interesting ancestors or family?

Our mum is a yoga teacher.

Unsung hero — individual or group you think don’t get the profile/praise they deserve:

All the individuals who work answering phone calls for the various mental health and crisis centre charities like Childline, The Samaritans, Rape Crisis, etc. People who give up their time to work for free out of the good of their heart.

You are kings for a day — what’s your first decree?

Everyone has to do something nice for someone else in their life or a stranger at least once a week (aim for multiple times a day)


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