Fantasy Band: Tom Vek
Drums: Yuval Gabay
For the backbone of my fantasy band I'd pick Soul Coughing drummer Yuval. All his grooves endlessly bounce along with extra detail and subtlety that makes most other drummers sound like swingless metronomes.
Double Bass: Jon Thorne
Lamb's first two albums mesmerised me. Thorne's bombastic, sleazy bass would form the brooding musical foundation of the band.
Guitar: Jeff Buckley
Celebrated as a singer, Buckley was also a phenomenal guitarist. He'd lay down mournful chords one moment and tear up a solo the next.
Piano: Tori Amos
Amos plays like she has ADD. Her deep tonal webs would result in some rad middle eights and outros.
Vocals: Mike Patton
The slicked-back-hair charmer from post-metal-thesps Faith No More has the capability to be screaming one second and crooning the next.
Tom Vek performs at the Parklife Weekender, Manchester, on 9 June (parklife.uk.com). His single 'You'll Stay' is available on iTunes now
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