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Former Supergrass frontman (and Mercury Prize nominee) Gaz Coombes’ is out on a UK tour – he will be playing a show at Newcastle’s Riverside on Wednesday 24th October.

So, tell us a bit about yourself and what you do?
Well hello there. I’m Gaz. I’m a singer, musician & producer. Our school band, Supergrass, did really bloody well & made six great albums. And I’m currently in America touring my third solo album World’s Strongest Man. Oh and am I the only one who finds craft beer really annoying…and not very nice?

What’s the first record you ever bought?
It was Into The Groove by Madonna. I bought it on 7-inch vinyl at my local village supermarket.

What’s your guilty pleasure musically?
Katy Perry.

Favourite film of all time?
Raising Arizona.

Your guilty pleasure film?
Air Force One.

If you could recommend one TV series to binge watch, what would it be?
I recently flew through three seasons of Animal Kingdom on Amazon Prime.  It’s one of those series where you wake up in the morning thinking about the characters…kind of invades your life.

Your favourite book?
Definitely The Shining by Stephen King.

Who or what makes you laugh the most?
The Government.

Who or what makes you sad?
The Government.

If you had super power, what would it be?
The ability to grow two more arms….  The potential applications are wonderful and 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?
Lennon, JFK and Bowie. We’d play Cluedo of course.

Gaz Coombes plays Riverside, Newcastle on Wednesday 24th October.

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