My Secret Life: Miles Kane, 26, musician

'The Snowman made me cry'

My parents are… My mum owns a butcher's which was my nan's in Liverpool city centre market and my dad is retired but used to have a little café.

The household I grew up in… A nice little semi-detached with my mother. A very warm household.

When I was a child I wanted to be… I always wanted to be a rock star. Liam Gallagher and Richard Ashcroft were inspirations.

If I could change one thing about myself… I'd like to be a bit more patient. Sometimes I want it all now, you know what I mean? In some ways it's good because it drives you on.

You wouldn't know it but I am very good at… tennis.

You may not know it but I'm no good at… computers or technology in general. I have a smartphone but I may as well have an old Nokia.

At night I dream of… having a number-one album.

I wish I had never worn… Adidas popper trackie bottoms.

What I see when I look in the mirror… A lucky boy from the Wirral.

My favourite item of clothing… At the moment, my Burberry leather jacket.

It's not fashionable but I like… wrestling. WWE. It's like an American version of Coronation Street where they all have to fight.

My house is… a nice little one-bed flat in north London. Cosy; pictures of Brigitte Bardot and The Beatles on the wall.

My favourite building… The Liver Building. Everyone in Liverpool has a thing for it. As a kid there was that story: that if the birds on top of the towers ever fly away, then the city will crumble. So I hope that they stay there forever.

Movie heaven… Al Pacino in a new Tarantino film. That's a good idea actually. I'll get emailing.

The last album I bought… Tom Petty, Full Moon Fever. It's a cracking album.

My greatest regret… This may sound arrogant but I don't have any.

My secret crush… Rita Ora.

The person who really makes me laugh… My girlfriend, Suki. She's the love of my life. Hope that's made up for the Rita Ora thing.

The last time I cried… At Christmas at my mum's, a bit hungover watching The Snowman and the Snowdog. It's mind-blowing that isn't it? It was the dog. The dog fucking had me off.

My five-year plan… I've got a new album out this year, then hopefully another two in five years. At the back-end of this year it would be good to get known out in America as well.

What's the point? To follow your dreams and be who you want to be.

My life in six words… Ambitious, love, enjoyable, exciting, swagger, tailored.

A life in brief

Miles Kane was born in the Wirral in 1986. He first broke into the UK charts as the front man of The Rascals, but made his name as a member of The Last Shadow Puppets, the band he formed with close friend Alex Turner of The Arctic Monkeys. Their album, The Age of Understatement, recorded in just two weeks, went to number one in the UK charts and was nominated for the 2008 Mercury prize. His debut solo album entered the UK download chart top 10 and his second album is due for release later this year

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