Foam and away! Amy Macdonald recalls a wild night with a fire extinguisher
AMY MACDONALD says she’s thankful to rarely be recognised -because when the fans aren’t looking she and her band might be running riot with fire extinguishers.
After a string of hit albums the 31-year-old folk rocker is feeling pretty content after marrying Scottish footballer Richard Foster in June and releasing a greatest hits collection, Woman Of The World, this week.
‘I feel really lucky because I don’t see myself as truly famous and I’m able to live a fairly normal life,’ admitted Amy.
However, she then recalled a wild night at their hotel in Zurich.
‘My band and I got a bit carried away with the free booze on offer after a show and we had a fire extinguisher fight,’ she added.
‘It was very dangerous and silly and we ended up getting chucked out. I’ve had this crazy 12-year career in the music industry, but there’s still a lot of people out there that don’t know me.’ She admitted that the public probably know her music better than they realise. ‘Putting together this collection was a great thing to do and it felt like the perfect time to do it,’ she added.
Meanwhile Amy is looking forward to former Rangers star Richard, 33, letting his hair down at Crimbo for the first time. ‘He always has to play football on Boxing Day, so he can’t go as mad as the rest of us!’ she said.
‘Unfortunately, we’ve timed renovation works on our house really badly, so we won’t have a kitchen this Christmas. We’re going to head round to a friend’s house and chill out with them. They love playing poker, so the night will probably descend into that. And this year my husband and I are going to Dubai and I’m really looking forward to that.’
As for what’s next, despite her albums regularly topping the charts, Amy is too shy to go in a different direction and try a collaboration.
‘I’m a really shy person, so I would never really approach anybody,’ she finished. ‘I wouldn’t want to put anyone in an awkward position.’
Woman Of The World (The Best Of 2007-2018) is out now.
Author: Andrei Harmsworth