Luca from pearljamonline.it speaks to The Frames’ Dave Hingerty about the Flag Day Soundtrack (where he appears as a drummer in several songs), his friendship with Glen Hansard and Eddie Vedder, and much more.
Hi Dave and welcome to PearlJamOnline.it. It is an honor for me to interview you because you have both played on several songs from the amazing Flag Day soundtrack, as well as on my favorite Frames records.
Thank you I’m very lucky to have been encouraged to follow my dream.
Tell us a little about how the Flag Day recordings happened.
Well there is a mixed history between myself and Glen. After falling out at the end of my time in the band The Frames, we have both been enjoying lots of playing time together in recent years again . I had done some Swell Season touring and also have been doing some Glen solo touring and jamming and writing sessions which I have loved. We’re different people now and the respect is stronger than ever. He asked me to come out to where he lives for a day and record for a soundtrack and we set up a mobile studio with David Odlum, fresh from his stints as MD with Spice Girls and Sam Smith. I accidentally spilled a freshly brewed hot tea on Glen’s legendary ‘holey’ acoustic guitar and I felt really awful. It took me about 20 minutes to get the nerve to tell him. Not a great start to the day!