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You're very organized! Why don't you start by showing me your golf clothes? There are a few rules when it comes to clothes on the golf course aren't there?
I like to think that I'm quite a good golfer. I'm a member at Porthmadog Golf Club and I play about two or three times a week. You have to be smartly dressed on the course, trousers and a collared shirt, absolutely no jeans – I'd guess you'd say that there's an ‘etiquette' to the game. My theory is, if you look good on the course, that's all that counts, it doesn't matter if you're a rubbish player, if you look good, you've won!
Tell me a little bit about this jumper
This is one of my favourites and I used to wear it a lot with the band to go to gigs. But unfortunately it's ripped at the collar now after a wild night out!
Am I going to hear about this wild night out?
No, I think it's best not to ask!
When you say that you play in a band – what kind of band are you talking about?
I play the trumpet for a band called Frizbee and I'm also a member of the Royal Oakley which is a brass band, so the clothes I wear to play in both bands are definitely different! For example if I was playing with Frizbee I'd wear something like this which is a new style now where you roll up the sleeves and attach them to a button. Because I play the trumpet I need something that won't restrict my arms.
What do you wear to play with the brass band?
Unfortunately, there's no Diesel or All Saint when I play with the Royal Oakley. This jacket is... Gucci! This is the jacket I wear for every performance or competition with the band complete with a white shirt and a bow-tie!
It's nice that you all wear a uniform and that everyone looks the same. Do you like wearing the uniform?
No! But on occasions I have to admit that it does look nice.
I've heard a rumour that you also liked dressing-up as a child as well!
I was officially the Carnival King of Blaenau Ffestiniog– seven years undefeated!
What kind of costumes did you have?
I was a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle, an OXO cube, Bertie basset and the Pied Piper of Hamlin.
Have you always kept your clothes tidy – jumpers, shirts, t-shirts – everything neatly in its place?
Yes, I've always been very organized. I'm also quite obsessed with colour co-ordinating my clothes.
Do you iron and fold your underwear as well?
Yes, I do!!!
Has music always been an important part of your life?
Yes it has, since I was a young boy. My father used to play the mouthorgan and he gave one to me, and that's how I started my musical career really. The two of us would go around the young wives clubs to play, just the two of us on the stage. My father also loved listening to brass bands as well and would play the records at home. I remember going to watch a brass band marching at a carnival and I decided there and then that I wanted to play the horn.
Usually you'd expect a young lad to want to be in a rock band playing the guitar or something.
I remember when I was at school; playing guitar or playing the drums was the cool thing to do – playing a brass instrument certainly wasn't cool! So I got a lot of stick for playing the trumpet, and my mother would have to take me to school in the car because I was too afraid of taking my trumpet on the bus.
Are you a full time musician?
No, I'm an optician or a Dispensing Optician to give the full title and I work for a company called Alton Murphy Opticians – so they're the ones that have paid for all my clothes!
As a group of friends, are you all fashion conscious?
By now I think we all are. I'd like to say that I'm their style guru and that they're better now than they used to because if me, but I think that everyone dresses better these days. We live in a world where fashion and the way we look are important, so everyone now dresses quite well!
So you lead the way in fashion when you first won the fancy-dress competition at the carnival?
Yes I did, once I'd put on that OXO cube, there was no stopping me!
- CWPWRDD DILLAD