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Performing on the NARC. magazine stage at The Green Room on Saturday 31st March, Teesside rockers Bruto give us a little insight into their wonderful world…

Who are you and what do you do?
PHIL – vocals and guitar
SIMON – bass
ANDREW  – drums and vocals 
KEV – guitar and vocals 

What’s the first record you ever bought?
PHIL – Appetite for Destruction (on tape) 
SIMON – The War Of The Worlds (also on tape)
ANDREW  – Thriller (On Vinyl)
KEV – Bad (on Vinyl – before it was hipster)

What’s your guilty pleasure musically?
PHIL – Limp Bizkit
SIMON – Peking Duk
ANDREW –  PROPER country music 
KEV – 90’s gangsta rap

Favourite film of all time?
PHIL – Groundhog Day
SIMON – Forrest Gump. You want a chocolate?
ANDREW –  Pirates of the Caribbean (*rest of band snort with laughter*)
KEV – Empire Strikes Back

Your guilty pleasure film?
PHIL – Commando
SIMON – I don’t watch films (apart from Forrest Gump)
ANDREW – Ace Ventura! 
KEV – Fast Times at Ridgemont High

If you could recommend one TV series to binge watch, what would it be?
PHIL – Dark on Netflix. Stick with it!
SIMON – I don’t watch TV sorry…
ANDREW – Game of Thrones (generic but great)
KEV – At the moment it would be Police Interceptors (seeing the sights of Cleveland & Durham)

Your favourite book?
PHIL – One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest
SIMON – I don’t read either, oh man….
ANDREW – All the Harry Potters
KEV – Slash’s autobiography

Who or what makes you laugh the most?
PHIL – Alan Partridge – Aha!
SIMON – At the moment it’s Peking Duk’s music videos
ANDREW  –  My Idiot Dog 
KEV – Bob Mortimer

Who or what makes you sad?
PHIL – The inevitable death of everything 
SIMON – People littering or the fact not enough people know about Peking Duk
ANDREW – Lack of funding in the arts side of the world at the moment
KEV – The current state of the world 

If you had super power, what would it be?
PHIL – I’d make all the bad Star Wars films good
SIMON – To stop/slow time, personally I feel everything moves so fast and I’d just like to take more of it in
ANDREW  – Invisibility 
KEV – Invincibility 

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?
We’d play Risk with Einstein, Isaac Newton and Charles Dickens (three minutes maximum)


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