We spoke to Gavin Foord to get the lowdown on his Back To Mine favourites. He’s picked a selection featuring pre and post-show favourites including G Unit, Oasis, SAINT JHN, Erasure, and many more. Dive in below.
1. G Unit – G Unit
Always the first tune on when getting ready for a gig, it gets me so fired up.
2. Erasure – A Little Respect
One year in Ibiza we had an 80s themed villa party for a friends birthday and ever since we’ve all sung this at every get together.
3. Man Like Me – London Town
This song should be huge, I do the dance and everything when this comes on!
4. Oasis – Cigarette & Alcohol
I was obsessed with Oasis when I was younger, I dressed like Liam, had my hair like him, dreamed of being on stage like him, so I always listen to this before big shows.
5. Youssou N’Dour x Neneh Cherry – 7 Seconds
This track is in my top 3 favourite songs to sing along to, and is the only track that can be played before or after a gig, it swings both ways.
6. SAINt JHN x Lenny Kravitz – Borders
I have heard this song on the radio constantly since it came out, SAINt JHN is one of my favourite artists at the moment and Lenny? Well, Lenny is a legend.
7. Teyana Taylor – Gonna Love Me
As soon it starts and that sample kicks in, my eyes close, and my head starts nodding, gets me every time.
8. Jagged Edge – I Gotta Be
Me and my best friend ‘Lee’ love Jagged Edge, I booked them to play a gig in Southampto, and afterwards we got to party with them and they answered all of our fan boy questions, one of the best nights of my life!
9. Donell Jones – This Luv
One day I will make a song with Donell Jones and I will ask him questions about every song on this album, one of my favourites of all time.
5. SAINT JHN – I Can F**king Tell
Saint Jhn again, easily my favourite song writer over the last few years.
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