W/C 3rd September 2012 – HAM SANDWICH

Long Distance – Ham Sandwich

Ham Sandwich have been around and about in one very interesting shape or another since 2003, but it wasn’t until the autumn of 2005 – with the release of their debut single, ‘Sad Songs’ – that they began to be known outside their home county of Meath. McNamee’s liking for juggling quirk, strangeness and charm, stability reigned supreme. “I’d always had an urge to be in a band,” says Podge, whose early ambitions lay in stand-up comedy, “and although up to that point I’d done nothing to show that I could be in a band, the lads thought there was something about me that made him think I could be. I think they liked the fact that I could be anything at all.”