Island Life Magazine Ltd December 2008/January 2009 - Page 34

life INTERVIEW He clearly is not short of ambition, but one of them is to have a little rock band. He calls himself the Piping Hot Doc – it is well worth checking him out on YouTube – and would now love to get together with a guitarist and a drummer. “A singer might be rather drowned out,” he says, in response to my rather daft suggestion. You can’t help wondering whether he sometimes wants the world to stop so he can jump off. Balancing so much travel and calls on his time and skills with a day-job which is itself so demanding must seem too much at times. “No, I never tire of it,” he says. “My 12-year-old daughter Megan is learning, and is looking forward to going on gigs with me.” And then, adopting his doctor’ s hat: “It gives you a good cardiovascular workout, too.” So as Christmas turns into New Year, and Hogmanay approaches, think of the doctor constantly on call to pipe in the haggis. Photo: GP Kieron Cooney 34 The Island's new funky radio station www.wightfm.com