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‘Shautrock’ pioneers Nine Tons play the Green Room stage at Stockton Calling on Saturday 31st March. We find out more about the band’s likes, loves and guilty pleasures…

Who are you and what do you do?
Duncan – Vocals and guitar
Mark – Drummer
Yin – Guitar and vocals
Clare – Keyboards, percussion and vocals
Kev – Bass and vocals

What’s the first record you ever bought?
Duncan – James Bond Greatest Hits
Mark – Ghostbusters Original Soundtrack
Yin – Paranoid by the Dickies
Clare – Jimmy Jimmy – The Undertones
Kev – Queen – We Will Rock You

What’s your guilty pleasure musically?
Duncan – 70’s Morricone
Mark – Def Leppard and Lionel Richie but I feel no guilt.
Yin – David Bowie and Prince
Clare – Shirley Bassey
Kev – Twisted Sister

Favourite film of all time?
Duncan – The Night of the Hunter or it might be The Vanishing (original Dutch version).
Mark – Probably seen the original Dawn of the Dead more times than any other film.
Yin – Alien and Aliens
Clare – Stuart – A Life Backwards
Kev – Aliens

Your guilty pleasure film?
Duncan -Vivian Stanshall: One Man’s Week
Mark – Ghost
Yin – National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation
Clare – WALL-E
Kev – Kelly’s Heroes

If you could recommend one TV series to binge watch, what would it be?
Duncan – Ripping Yarns or the Das Boot mini series.
Mark – Sopranos
Yin – Red Dwarf
Clare – Battlestar Galactica
Kev – Scrubs or the Alien film series

Your favourite book?
Duncan – The Restraint of Beasts by Magnus Mills
Mark – Heroin Diaries by Nikki Sixx. I love a good rock biography and this is a good one.
Yin – World War Z by Max Brooks
Clare – 100 Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Kev – First Chronicles of Druss the Legend by David Gemmall

Who or what makes you laugh the most?
Duncan – Nigel Blackwell
Mark – Viz Top Tips
Yin –  You’ve Been Framed
Clare – Duncan trying to do Pilates
Kev – Anything with Leslie Nielson in it

Who or what makes you sad?
Duncan – Hangovers
Mark – Bad food when eating out
Yin – Work
Clare – Trump
Kev – The present UK and USA Governments, Tories generally 

If you had super power, what would it be?
Duncan – The ability to sing and play guitar at the same time
Mark – The ability to grant wishes to myself
Yin – Invisibility
Clare – Super intelligence that I could switch on and off
Kev – Breathe under water

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?
Duncan – Garden Bird Lotto with Roy Schneider, Richard Dreyfuss and Robert Shaw.
Mark – Scrabble with Kurt Cobain, Lemmy and Elvis.
Yin – Twister with Jimmi Hedrix, Gary Moore and Steve Ray Vaughn.
Clare – Operation with Aretha Franklin, Frida Kahlo and my gran.
Kev -Risk with Alexander the Great, Queen Victoria and Ghengis Khan 



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