Six days to go ’til This Must Be Pop Live! That makes it perfect timing to get to know another of our performers, Manchester lads The Mend. Here’s what band members Craig and Dean (the two on the right) had to say for themselves…

Can you describe your music in five words for those who haven’t heard of you before?

Dean: Fresh funky soulful urban quality
Craig: Funky urban soulful great music

Do you each have different roles in the band and if so, what are they?

Dean: Yeah we do, I’d say I’m the joker!
Craig: I’m the boss!

If you could collaborate with any other artist, who would it be?

Dean: Drake
Craig: Personally, Tori Kelly or Emeli Sandé

What’s the silliest thing you’ve argued about as a band?

Dean: Whether or not ghosts exist
Craig: Who gets the double bed in the hotel, haha!

What can we expect from your performance at This Must Be Pop Live next week?

Dean: A fun, entertaining live performance
Craig: Expect live music that will take you by surprise, and expect to be singing it after we have left… it’s catchy!

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