- 08 Jul 03
Gaz Coombes takes time out from his fatherly duties to tell Eamon Sweeney how Supergrass are going to rock like demons at Witnness
A seasoned summer festival attraction, Supergrass are unquestionably one of the must sees of Witnness 2003 alongside The White Stripes, The Streets and Mogwai. No other band better encapsulate the delirious and (hopefully) sun-kissed thrill of being at a festival. A blast of ‘Caught By The Fuzz’ or ‘Going Out’ and your weekend is truly complete.
Prior to the start of the ’03 festival season, Gaz Coombes became a father for the very first time. His partner Jules gave birth to a baby girl called Raya May a month ago, and Gaz is still on a paternal high.
“She is absolutely beautiful,” he coos. “She is still a little Yoda like, but she is already gorgeous like her mum. Now we’re all fathers in Supergrass. For ages I was the only who wasn’t. I’m lucky in that we’ve had a lot of time off lately so I’ve been able to be around with Jules. Poor Mick was in Japan when his daughter Daisy was born and had to leg it back, so it was great to have been there.”