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After the recent release of Future Perfect, Present Tense, Manchester’s electronic-Americana outfit Ten Fé embark on a tour of the UK. The album is a reflective piece that looks at the music industry and everything that has brought the band to this point. With that in mind, we thought we’d dig a little deeper with guitarist, and one half of the band’s songwriting duo, Leo Duncan.

Catch them at Think Tank?, Newcastle on Friday 26th April.  

So, tell us a bit about yourself and what you do?
Hello there. I’m a right handed, brown haired, optimistic male who plays guitar and sings in Ten Fé.

What’s the first record you ever bought?
LA Woman – The Doors.

What’s your guilty pleasure musically?
People tell me I should feel guilty for listening to Simply Red, but I never do.

Favourite film of all time?
Hunger by Steve McQueen.

Your guilty pleasure film?
Withnail And I or The Beatles Anthology… I know all the words to both.

If you could recommend one TV series to binge watch, what would it be?
I don’t tend to binge. I’m more of a nibbler. Last time I binged was on the S-Town podcast about a murder in a small town in Alabama. It’s a strange, strange part of the world.

Your favourite book?
Borstal Boy by Brendan Behan.

Who or what makes you laugh the most?
John, our tour manager here in the States is a funnyman. His passion for air guitar and Survivor has got us through some sticky spots. I’m not doing him justice here…But of all the people in the van he makes me laugh the most.

Who or what makes you sad?
I don’t know why I’m always overcome by a feeling of immense sadness whenever I see Ed Sheeran’s face.

If you had super power, what would it be?
To be able to sing like Sam Cooke.

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?
I’d like to play Twister with Andre The Giant, Henry VIII and Leigh Bowery. A fleshy affair.

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