Fantasy band: Fran Healy, Travis
'Whenever I hear Adam Ant it's a primal thing – he's a great singer'
Drums: Levon Helm
He's a great singer as well, which would come in handy. You just have to watch any live performance of The Band to see why I've chosen him. He has got a really good feel and he's simple; he doesn't do anything too complicated. I think maybe because he also has to concentrate on his singing.
Bass: Trevor Bolder
He was in David Bowie's band. I like sympathetic bassists who are melodic. Both Bolder and Helm were sympathetic as well as having their own voice. Sadly, he died earlier this year.
Guitar: Thom Yorke
He's not the main guitarist in Radiohead, but I think his guitar playing is overlooked. I happen to think that he could probably be the best shredder in that band. I'm sure Jonny Greenwood would agree. I doubt Thom would be happy about this, though. This gives me another great backing singer, too.
Piano: Randy Newman
He could be the occasional pianist. He's brilliant and, again, so melodic. You need something to tame Thom's angular shredding.
Vocals: Adam Ant
When I was a kid and I heard his wailing voice on "Prince Charming", it awakened something in me. Whenever I hear it, it has the same effect on me. It's a primal thing. He's a great singer.
Travis' new album, 'Where You Stand', is out now
Grace Dent on TV The Secret Life of the Pub is sexist, ageist and a breath of fresh air
Art Megumi Igarashi criticises Japan's 'backwards' attitude to women's sexual expression
Ray Davies' Sunny Afternoon scoops the most awardsTheatre
Grace DentChannel 4 show proves there's no app for happiness
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 Alan Rickman admits editing 'terrible' script with friends in Pizza Hut behind backs of writers on Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves
- 2 Rarest Beanie Baby of them all could be sold for £62,500 on eBay
- 3 Professional big game hunter Ian Gibson crushed to death by elephant during hunt
- 4 Farmer told to tear down mock-Tudor castle after hiding construction behind hay bales
- 5 Rebecca Francis accuses Ricky Gervais of using 'influence' to target female hunters after receiving barrage of death threats
Better Call Saul creator Peter Gould on the creative concerns of a prequel, season 2 and the mind-numbing realities of the small courts
Game of Thrones season 5: Emilia Clarke praises characters who 'accept their femininity'
Britain's Got Talent 2015: RSPCA investigating Marc Metral's miming dog after cruelty complaints
Fifty Shades of Grey movie shows first sex scene 'after 40 minutes'
Glastonbury 2015 tickets: How to make sure you’re successful in Sunday's re-sale
If I’m being racially abused I don’t need a stranger with a saviour complex to rescue me
The only black face in the Ukip manifesto is on the page about overseas aid
Ukip is the only main political party to not address LGBT rights in its manifesto
Food banks: One million Britons will soon be using them, according to Trussell Trust
Religion isn't growing, it is becoming vigorous in its demise, says philosopher AC Grayling
BBC election debate: The one photo that summed up the whole 90-minute leaders debate