My Fantasy Band: Ed Harcourt
'Prince would look after the more dirty riffs...'
Drums: Charlie Watts
Mainly because he looks effortlessly cool in his debonair suit. He's got that laid-back, loose feel, but he's also a tick-tocking backbone.
Bass: Carol Kaye
She played on “Wichita Lineman”, one of my favourite songs, which has the best bass intro ever.
Guitar: Django Reinhardt and Prince
Django would play the softer numbers, Prince would be on lead; he'd be in charge of the more dirty riffs.
I'd obviously have myself; I can't pass up the opportunity to play with this line-up.
Tambourine: Gene Clark
He was in the Byrds as well as being a singer in his own right. He was a mean tambourine player and he had a wonderful voice, so he could throw in some counter-melodies.
Backing vocals: The Raelettes
I'd like the Raelettes, Ray Charles's backing singers. I think they'd be quite sympathetic to Gene's bittersweet harmonies.
Vocals: Patti Smith and Tom Waits
The two of them combined would bring a sense of danger and theatrics to the stage. They've got the vital ingredients that all lead singers should have: blood and sweat, menace and tenderness.
Ed Harcourt's new album, 'Back Into the Woods', is out now. He tours the UK in May and June. www.edharcourt.com
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