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Ahead of playing at The Stand BBQustic, a day of food and music at the Newcastle comedy club on Saturday 21st July, we caught up with acoustic musician nearly Dennis to find out more.

So, tell us a bit about yourself and what you do?
My name’s Jack, I go by nearly Dennis,  and I work as a cover singer most of the time but play blues music a lot of the time. I’ve recently made the steps to start my own blues band and play bass in a band called the escapades (check us out on Spotify and Facebook and that). Other than music I can be found trying to win drinks off people with card tricks and table magic around pubs in toon. 

What’s the first record you ever bought?
David Gray – White Ladder, I had many a cassette Michael Jackson single before that but they were always birthday presents. 

What’s your guilty pleasure musically?
I have an obsession with musicals. Little Shop and Rent are probably the tops.

Favourite film of all time?
Into The Wild, I love a “based on a true story” film. Got a good back story to how it became a film too.

Your guilty pleasure film?
Same as my guilty music pleasure. I’m not even that guilty. 

If you could recommend one TV series to binge watch, what would it be?
Coin toss between Dexter and House.

Your favourite book?
There’s a series by an author called David Maine. He writes the bible stories as clever novels as if they really happened. Fallen is probably his best. 

Who or what makes you laugh the most?
Who – wor lass. She’s a crease.
What – nights out with the musicians off the scene I hang about with. Never a dull moment.

Who or what makes you sad?
The current state of the world in general.

If you had super power, what would it be?
Freezing time. You could do out. Win pub quizzes, jump a queue, catch a bus. The possibility’s are endless. 

And finally, you get to play a board game with any three famous people from history, who do you choose and what’s the board game?
Roald Dahl, Darwin, Stephen Fry.
Mousetrap.
Few nibbles and cans and I just think that would be a mint night in.

nearly Dennis plays The Stand BBQustic at The Stand, Newcastle on Saturday 21st July.

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