He’s One in a Million, he’s Jim Paterson
In the Chair is a regular feature on Eventalaide, highlighting artists from across Australia and occasionally overseas. 21 Questions and everyone gets the same questions. It is just meant to be a bit of fun so please treat it as such.
Through 27 years of continuous touring and word of mouth, Scottish / Irish / Australian band The BordererS have become the most successful & entertaining Celtic / Rock / Roots band in Australia! Even Tom Jones and former Prime Minister Julia Gillard have booked the band.
The BordererS got together in 1994 when Jim met Alex in an Adelaide recording studio when he was halfway through his round the world backpacking trip. He never knew then that he would marry the singer, have a daughter, and then continue the World tour as a musician with a family.
“Where do you get your energy
from?” are the words most commonly used to describe the band’s live stage
show, and entertaining all age groups and getting the whole audience involved
sets the BordererS apart from other bands.
Questions by Geoff Jenke
Name: Jim Paterson
Band: The BordererS
In less than 50 words
describe your music, your band (if applicable) and yourself.
The BordererS are fun, entertaining and spontaneous, and this is how I’d describe myself as well. Having eclectic tastes in music means that you can write, record and perform any style of music, so it’s never boring for your audiences. Being ultimate entertainers like Robbie Williams or Freddie Mercury is our primary goal.
What was the first
record you bought with your own money and where from
The first record I bought with my own money was ‘Song, Song, Blue’ by Neil Diamond. It was a birthday present for my mum and from a wee record store in Springburn, Glasgow
60’s or 70’s Music:
I was born in 1962, so I would say that 70’s Music had more effect on me. Status Quo, Ac –Dc, Deep Purple etc…
What music are currently
I love Ed Sheeran
The Best live
artist/band you’ve seen:
Either Bruce Springsteen or the Melbourne Ska Orchestra
Your “In the mood for
Don’t Give Up by Peter Gabriel
Your favourite Saturday
night party record?
Hot Legs by Rod Stewart
Your favourite Sunday
morning chill out record?
Which song do you wish
you had written?
Somebody To Love by Queen
Roger Daltrey once said
“Rock N Roll has no future”. Do you agree with him?
I’m starting to believe that actually is the case now. Music has been reduced to a thing that is given away, and has no monetary value, yet we still all use and value it at weddings, funerals, football matches etc…
Vinyl, CD or Streaming?
If you could record or
play live with any artist (dead or alive), who would it be?
I’d record with the Beatles & perform with Bruce Springsteen
What is the most useless
talent you have?
To remember old phone numbers
Your finest recorded
Recording with the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra
If you could open a show
for any artist/band, who would it be?
I’d like to open a show for Rod Stewart and then join him for a couple of numbers
Stuck on a desert island
for a year and can only take three albums. What would they be?
The 3 albums would be Talking Heads ‘Stop Making Sense” (live)
AC-DC (live album from Glasgow) and an early David Bowie album
Favourite all time
Who would you
rather be for a day, Mick Jagger or Keith Richard?
I’d rather be Keith Richard
Best show you have ever
played in your career;
Federation Sq on New Year’s Eve as the headline act
Paul McCartney or
Who is the
nicest person in Rock n Roll at the moment?
The nicest person in Rock n Roll at the moment is Ringo Starr. He looks brilliant at 80, plus still holds out for world peace.
What do you hope
the next 12 months holds for you?
I hope that I can travel the world to see my family, that my new musical is completed and made into a movie in Hollywood. I also hope that our new Eurythmics – BordererS show is performing at the Sydney Opera House and that I’m fit, mentally healthy, and sober in the next 12 months.
The BordererS play The Gov on Sunday 26th September (doors12pm), but are doing something special. They are playing Status Quo songs, done in the inimitable acoustic style of the BordererS. Yes, I smiled too when I heard that. But did you know Status Quo have had more hits in the UK than any other artist!
The band will also give you the chance to choose which BordererS songs you want to hear and the added element of the Rough Diamonds 20-piece choir will add to your enjoyment and create a totally unique event!