Andy Cairns

Question: What does Therapy? mean to you?

Thirteen years and counting of catharsis, creativity and fun. It keeps me off the streets and out of looking for a ‘real’ job.

Question: Favourite Therapy? songs?

Punishment Kiss, Potato Junkie, Nowhere, Gone, He’s Not That Kind Of Girl, Loser Cop, Stalk & Slash, Who Knows and Evil Elvis.

Question: Favourite Therapy? gig moment?

Friday night, London, 10th anniversary shows, our first Ulster Hall headline in Belfast (1992).

Question: Worst Therapy? gig moment?

Palestrina, Italy (2000). Someone threw a huge vodka bottle on stage which missed my head by inches and hit my arm causing injury. We watched a video of the show later. If that bottle had connected with my head…

Question: Who are your musical influences?

Beefheart, Ramones, Stooges, Black Flag and rock ’n’ roll.

Question: Have you played in any other bands?

Likwidatorz (school punk band), Crash Into June, Falling Eiffels, Casey Jones Reaction (with Martin) and Buzzwreckers (with Diamond Dave).

Question: What are your hobbies?

Football, movies and books.

Question: Any strange facts about yourself?

That’s a secret.

Question: Name one item you can’t live without


Question: You have 24hrs to live, describe your day

Me and my family would drive to a favourite spot and be together with all our favourite things.

Question: Star sign?


All Time Favourites



Ramones, The Stooges, Black Flag and Alec Empire.



Jeff Bridges and Fairuza Balk.


Any Asian cuisine.