Nick Bowen

Nick Bowen
Nick Bowen
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What is Life For frontman NICK BOWEN is 26 and lives in Gosport. He is manager at the new Quay West studios, which launches with a gig at Thorngate Halls tonight, along with WiLF single Somewhere/The Rush.

What would be your ideal weekend destination?

Amsterdam, because I recently visited the place and loved every minute of it. The atmosphere and the nature of the people is very appealing and I enjoyed it so much I’ve booked a flight back at the end of the month.

Not counting your loved ones, who would be your dream companion?

Hayley Williams from Paramore. I reckon I could have a lot of fun with her.

What music would you take with you?

A mixture that I keep on my iPod, frowned upon by my bandmates and spanning from various romantic songs by the likes of Chicago, George Benson and Marvin Gaye, to Incubus, System Of A Down and everything in between.

What about something to read?

Anything on space and earth to open the mind and provoke thoughts. It’s fascinating not knowing the real answers as to what its all about, why we are here and ultimately… What is life for?

What would be your ultimate way to relax?

On a yacht out at sea, perhaps the Med off the coast of Spain, just me, my guitar and the sun. There is nothing more tranquil than that. A perfect chance to ponder over thoughts, write songs and relax without interference.

If money were no object, which shop would you head for?

H&M as they got a good line of clothes but I’m sure if I ventured into London there would be a shop there that would take my fancy where I could grab some wicked buys.

What’s your all-time favourite film?

Probably The Goonies. I’ve loved this film since I first saw it years ago and always wished I’d stumble upon such an epic journey like they did.

We’re buying the drinks tonight. What’s your poison?

Gin and tonic please, with a slice of orange. Most kind of you.

What are you doing this weekend?

Hosting the launch party for Quay West Studios and the official launch of our debut single at Thorngate Halls, in Gosport.

What’s a favourite local destination for a weekend day out?

Stokes Bay beach, in Gosport in the summer. It’s my favourite place to be where we can party until the early hours with a bonfire burning until the end of the night.