My Fantasy Band: Jack Penate
Friday 12 June 2009
Vocals: Joanna Newsom, Kate Bush and Thom Yorke
They all have a lot of personality and I'd really like to hear them harmonise together. If they can perform one of my songs, that'd be the dream.
Guitar: Shuggie Otis and Jeff Buckley
Otis's "Inspiration Information" is one of my favourite records and Buckley needs no reason other than he's amazing. I think they'd work really well together.
Bass: James Jamerson
The Motown bassist was apparently a big drinker, so it'd be fun having him on board. He could keep morale up.
Piano: Ray Charles
He could make the piano sound incredibly beautiful but also make it fast and exciting.
Drums: Levon Helm
About four years ago I travelled to Woodstock to see him play in a barn, that's how much I love him. He has no money left so you buy a ticket and go into his house and he plays all The Band songs. They're my favourite band in the world so my mum took me as a kind of pilgrimage.
Horns: Miles Davis and Charlie Parker
I'd keep them quite restricted; I wouldn't let them go too crazy. I'd give them a few bars to really let go. I'd like to call this band The L'Oreals. Because we're worth it.
Jack Peñate's new album "Everything Is New" is released on 22 June on XL Recordings
Final Top Gear reviewTV
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 Nathan Collier: Montana man inspired by same-sex marriage ruling requests right to wed two wives
- 2 People all over the world are getting semicolon tattoos to draw attention to mental health
- 3 Van driver who comforted Clark Carlisle and called 999 after suicide attempt dies age 24
- 4 James Blunt was special guest on the highest-rating Top Gear episode ever
- 5 Baby rescued 1km out to sea after parents forgot about her
Bad luck, One Direction: Paul McCartney doubts success of The Beatles will ever be matched again
This is surely the best way to watch Jaws
The Crystal Maze: Richard O’Brien confirmed to return as more details revealed about show's rebooted format
James Blunt was special guest on the highest-rating Top Gear episode ever
Guillaume Tell's gang-rape scene caused uproar at the Royal Opera House – but the portrayal of extreme sex and violence on stage is nothing new
Nathan Collier: Montana man inspired by same-sex marriage ruling requests right to wed two wives
Greece crisis: IMF was pushed around by Angela Merkel and Nicholas Sarkozy – and now it is being humiliated
'I wish the BBC would stop calling it Islamic State' – David Cameron unleashes frustration at broadcaster
Forget little green men – aliens will look like humans, says Cambridge University evolution expert
Greece crisis: The wider lesson is that it’s time to abandon this failed experiment in currencies
Girl, 7, stares down hate preacher at Ohio festival with pro-LGBT rainbow flag gesture