Wayne Insane

Wayne is born and bred in Leeds and lives in a house made of bricks.

On Sundays Wayne enjoys a roast dinner, beef, pork or lamb – whatever’s going. Preceded and/or followed by a few pints of his favourite brew.

Yorkshire Puddings should ALWAYS be made from scratch.

Samuel Smiths is his favourite brewer.

He is very fond of late 50s/early 60s Rock ‘n’ Roll music.

He is right handed and always keeps a handkerchief about his person.

He likes going to the seaside and feeling the sun and the wind on his face.

If he’s having toast he prefers a crust, but this is by no means compulsory.

Snooker and Darts are both very good sports.

Despite the apparent Brut(e) force, Wayne is happiest retiring with a cigar, a whiskey and an old Jim Reeves LP.

He very rarely bites his nails.

Branston Beans are better than Heinz and Elvis is the King!

Top 5 Drummers (in no particular order):

  1. Sir John Henry Bonham – for everything. Maybe not the moustache though, eh!
  2. Keith Moon – for flamboyance, showmanship, imagination and sheer animal instinct.
  3. Dave Grohl – the lot! The perfect package, power, creativity and knowing when and when not to. The ultimate songsmith.
  4. Ian Paice – for amazing speed, fills and pure excitement.
  5. Ringo Starr – fantastic songsmith again, criminally under-rated in my opinion too. Playing along to The Beatles taught me how to play as a kid, so thanks. And for Thomas of course.

Top 4 Cheeses:

  1. Blue Stilton
  2. Wensleydale and Cranberry
  3. Brie
  4. Roquefort

Some Nice Sounding Instruments:

  1. Xylophone / Glockenspiel
  2. Muted Trumpet
  3. Triangle
  4. Musical Saw
  5. Harp
  6. Gongs!
  7. The Sea

Some (not so) Nice Sounding Instruments:

  1. Bagpipes
  2. Recorder
  3. Whistling on Records
  4. Fucking Pan-Pipes

Favourite Films:

  1. American Graffiti
  2. Christine
  3. Easy Rider
  4. Badlands
  5. Mrs Doubtfire
  6. Kes
  7. Rocky

Perfect Yorkshire Puddings:


  • 2 Eggs
  • Half a cup of water
  • Half a cup of milk
  • 4 heaped tablespoons of flour
  • Pinch of Salt and Pepper


  • Whisk all ingredients together manually and leave to stand at room temperature for several hours
  • Pre-heat the oven to max
  • Pour some oil into a cake tin and heat in the oven for approximately 15 mins – the heat of the oil is the secret to rising!
  • Quickly pour the batter mixture into the oil and return to the oven.
  • Leave the door shut and allow the pudding to cook and rise for 30 mins.