In this Dream Tour segment, the singer-songwriter, Doug Panton, reveals who he would want on their ultimate tour lineup. You can check out their picks, after the break.
James Bay – I’ve been following James’ music from when he first released his EP ‘The Dark Of The Morning’ in 2013, so after he rose to fame with his smash hit ‘Hold Back The River’ I was definitely where many fans have been when an artist they follow blows up and you’re left thinking ‘You’re all late to the party! I found them first!’.
I think the music that we both make is not dissimilar so hopefully, I wouldn’t be booed off stage with tomatoes clinging to my clothes if I ever had the chance to support him. I covered James’ new song ‘Bad’ recently (which is a gorgeous track), and I had to double-take when he shared my version with his followers on his Instagram. Thank you, James.. My manager is awaiting your call!
RHODES – If you’ve not heard of this guy then what are you still doing here? Go look him up. He’s probably most well known for his song with Birdy (who I also wouldn’t say no to supporting..) and again I’ve been a big fan from relatively near the start of his career. I’ve been lucky to see him perform twice and was blown away both times.
Stevie Wonder – Our music is nothing alike and I truly would be punching this time but to sing a duet with Stevie Wonder would be unparalleled and would make the kid inside me extremely happy. I used to listen to him over and over on long family car journeys when I was little, so much so that I wore out the cassette tape. Stevie if you’re also reading this, give my manager a call…….
Rhodes would start the night singing either ‘Raise Your Love’ or ‘Your Soul’ followed by James Bay singing ‘Bad’ and ‘Let it Go’. Stevie wonder would then fly down on a zip wire singing ‘Sign Sealed delivered’ (This is a dream. Anything goes) and he’d dedicate it to me and we’d all end the set by singing ‘I Wish’… Because I really can only wish.