Nob Stewart is the greatest living all round psychopathic superstar sensation to come out of Scotland in the past wee while.
Forget his musical influences, Hank Williams, Little Richard, James Brown, Elvis, Bob Dylan, The Beatles, The Stones, Janis Joplin, Led Zeppelin, The Sex Pistols, The Clash, Van Morrison, Sinead O'Conner, Sydney Divine or even his namesake Rod Stewart.
Forget his literary influences, Rabbie Burns, William Shakespeare, Dylan Thomas, James Joyce, Oscar Wilde, Edgar Allan Poe, HP Lovecraft, Jack Kerouac, Robert Anton Wilson, Ivor Cutler or even the great Pam Ayers.
Forget his comedy influences, Laurel and Hardy, Lenny Bruce, Woody Allen, Richard Pryor, Monty Python, George Carlin, Sam Kinison, Bill Hicks, Billy Connelly, Doug Stanhope, Larry David or even his idol Roy Chubby Brown.
Nob is all of the above and more in one distinct unique indescribable package.
Nob's earliest memory is performing in his Nappy aged 5 to Mary's Born Child (Jesus Christ) by Boney M. He still loves that song, not that he believes in all that fundamental literal Jesus crap, "it's just a damn good tune."" says Nob.
Born to a Virgin Mum (or at least he likes to think of her that way) the date and place of Nobs birth is unimportant, but there was a bright star overhead (probably the Sun) and 3 dodgy guys did turn up bearing gifts of Whisky, Deep Fried Pizza and 20 Fags but we think they had escaped from the local mental asylum, or old folks home as it is more commonly known.
All that matters however, is that he is here with us NOW to entertain the masses with his thoughtful views of the world, his insightful lyrics, his funny poems and stories,his unique vocal style and above all his passionate delivery. "To share my mediocre talents and save the human race from its inevitable self destruction is my life's purpose" Nob says humbly.
So catch him while you can, like all the greats Nob thinks his matchstick may burn so bright he may not be around long enough to see it strike up.