Gaz Coombes

Recently Mercury Prize-nominated for his album Matador, Gaz Coombes (lead singer with Supergrass) will play Other Voices for the first time.

It’s been an extraordinary journey for Gaz Coombes, from flashily whiskered pop tearaway to Ivor Novello and BRIT award winning rock star to soundtracking the summer (he was responsible for that sublime cover of The Kinks ‘This Time Tomorrow’ for John Lewis earlier this year). However the mega-watt melodic genius responsible for ten Top 20 hits and six Top 20 albums - I Should Coco was Parlophone’s fastest selling debut since the Beatles Please Please Me - has often obscured the fact that, like any 37 year old, he’s had his fair share of bumps and bruises along the way. It’s these aspects of his journey - including self-doubt, personal loss and drug-induced tour psychosis - which he faces up to on his remarkable new album, fittingly entitled Matador.