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- Posted on Mar 18th 2010 7:30AM by Matt Glazebrook
Tom Shaw was asked to leave a rail service at Fareham, Hampshire recently after onboard staff spotted the 25-year-old musician jotting down song titles -- including 'All the Things I've Done' by "Killers" and Franz Ferdinand's 'Take Me Out' -- for possible gig inclusion.
According to Shaw, staff accused him of behaving suspiciously, demanding he leave the train and explain his incriminating tune selection. A South West spokesperson confirmed that the tribute band rocker had been spoken to by rail community officers before being allowed to continue his journey. Mr. Shaw should probably count himself lucky that he hadn't opted to include Soul Asylum's 'Runaway Train,' Bob Marley's 'Stop That Train' or the Guillemots 'Trains to Brazil' on his tracklist, or he might still be in questioning now.
South West thanked Shaw "for his co-operation and understanding of the need to be vigilant in the current environment". We concur. You can never be too careful when it comes to protecting the public from outbreaks of Brandon Flowers impersonations.