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
Review: A panoramic account of the hacking scandalbooks
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 Russell Brand accuses FOX News anchor Sean Hannity of terrorism after aggressive Israel-Gaza debate
- 2 Pope Francis issues top 10 tips for happiness – including don’t try to convert other people
- 3 Disney heiress Abigail disowns her share of family profits in West Bank company
- 4 The secret report that helps Israel hide facts
- 5 Israel's propaganda machine is finally starting to misfire
Game of Thrones actress begs for 'other princess work' after Myrcella Baratheon part is recast
New Netflix releases: Films and TV shows coming August 2014
Samuel Beckett's biographer reveals secrets of the writer's time as a French Resistance spy
Star Wars Episode 7: Simon Pegg hints at role
Palestinian artists transform smoke-filled Gaza into symbol of resistance
The secret report that helps Israel hide facts
Land for gas: Merkel and Putin discussed secret deal could end Ukraine crisis
Woman and two children killed by mob in riots over 'blasphemous' Facebook post in Pakistan
A day in the life of Vladimir Putin: The dictator in his labyrinth
Putin is 'thuggish, dishonest and reckless', says British ambassador to US
Richard Dawkins tweets: 'Date rape is bad, stranger rape is worse'
- < Previous
- Next >