My Fantasy Band - Jacob Graham, The Drums


Gillian Orr
Friday 02 December 2011 01:00
Jacob Graham of The Drums
Jacob Graham of The Drums

Lead guitar Vini Reilly

He plays in The Durutti Column. In my realm of music, I think he's the best guitar player. I can't imagine anyone really disputing that.

Rhythm Guitar - Gerard "Caesar" McInulty

He's in The Wake and his guitar playing style is my favourite. He just sticks to it and never does anything else.

Drums - Fergal Lawler

I always thought that The Cranberries had really creative drum parts for a pop band. A song like "Dreams", their first big single, is a good example of that. Lawler is really precise, hits hard and is still experimental, without being distracting.

Synthesisers - Sean McBride

He plays in a current band called Xeno and Oaklander who are from Brooklyn. They have the perfect, classic sound for synthesiser music. He really captures the essence of how that sort of music should be and it never sounds stale.

Bass - Ronnie Borland

There are a couple of bands that I really like – The Orchids and The Wake – they both reformed within the past five or six years and since then he has played bass for both of them and he's just great.

Vocals - Keith Girdler

This was the hardest one to pick. He was the lead singer of Blueboy and is one of my favourite vocalists of all time.

The Drums are touring the UK until 10 December including playing O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire on 9 December. For details see

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