The 5-minute Interview: Gaz Coombes, musician

'I love to bake sweet cookies'

Gaz Coombes, 31, is vocalist and guitarist for the band Supergrass, who will play at the Roundhouse, Camden, next Sunday to support the homeless charity Crisis. Paul Weller, Dirty Pretty Things and New Young Pony Club are among the acts that will also play. See www.crisisconsequences.com



If I weren't talking to you right now I'd be ...

Beavering away on Supergrass B-sides.



A phrase I use far too often ...

"For crying out loud!" and also "oh, man" as a sort of baffled statement.



I wish people would take more notice of ...

Themselves. I think instead of looking at other people, and being preoccupied with looks and what others are up to, they should concentrate on themselves, and see the good in what they do.



The most surprising thing that happened to me was ...

Having my daughter four years ago. It took my life in a new direction. I thought things would change, but it really gave me focus and she enriched my life.



A common misperception is ...

There was a rumour in the early Supergrass days that I modelled underwear for Calvin Klein. People still ask if it's true.



I am not a politician but ...

I would be good at getting out of sticky situations.



I'm good at ...

Baking sweet, delicious cakes and cookies. I have a log fire in my kitchen and I love the smell of food baking.



I'm very bad at ...

Mornings.



In a nutshell my philosophy is...

Don't panic! Include the exclamation mark.

Faye Lewis

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