Fantasy Band: Aimee Mann
'My husband is a very underrated guitarist'
Saturday 06 October 2012
Vocals: Colin Blunstone
I've always thought The Zombies' frontman had the greatest voice. He's a powerful singer and, although his tone is velvety, it's got a little bit of grit. He's very technically adept but he's got a lot of soul.
Drums: Levon Helm
He's widely regarded by every musician I know as a wonderfully rootsy drummer but with a really great feel. I hate using the word "pocket" but I'm going to use it anyway; he has a great pocket. And also he seemed like a great guy.
Bass: Paul McCartney
It's kind of an obvious choice but he's the greatest player ever. Great feel, but beautifully melodic and interesting in parts. He's an awesome musician.
Guitar: Michael Penn and Bonnie Raitt
Michael Penn is my husband and he is very underrated as a guitar player. The things that he chooses to play, are very interesting. I'd also like Bonnie Raitt because she has that more rootsy, country, languid sound and plays a lot of slide.
Keyboard: Elton John
He's just a fantastic rhythm player with a lot of muscularity. His playing is beautiful but there's a lot of strength throughout it too.
Aimee Mann's new album, 'Charmer', is out now
Robin Thicke admits he didn't write 'Blurred Lines'music
Review: Cilla, ITV TV
To mark Tolstoy's 186th birthdaybooks
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 Scottish independence: Ireland since 1919 is a lesson for Scotland in what a Yes vote means
- 2 Watch a man race the Circle line - and win
- 3 A bottle of wine a day is not bad for you and abstaining is worse than drinking, scientist claims
- 4 Grandmas keep accidentally tagging themselves as Grandmaster Flash on Facebook
- 5 Daniele Watts: Django Unchained actress detained by Los Angeles police after being mistaken for a prostitute
Robin Thicke admits he didn't write 'Blurred Lines'
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Lego breaks out of the toy box and heads for the gallery
The Walking Dead season 5 air date, trailer and season 4 recap
Robin Thicke’s hit 'Blurred Lines' lands him in court, and he had 'almost no part' in writing it
Daniele Watts: Django Unchained actress detained by Los Angeles police after being mistaken for a prostitute
The political class is doing what Hitler couldn’t – destroying Britain
Scottish independence: Nationalist leader Jim Sillars threatens pro-union companies with 'day of reckoning' after independence
Scottish independence: Yes campaign feels the heat as Alex Salmond's NHS claims come under furious attack
Portuguese academic says British are 'filthy, violent and drunk'
£23m Birmingham cycle scheme is attacked by Tory councillor for not catering to the elderly