A day in the life of… Ten Tonnes

This month, Ten Tonnes lets us in on what he’s up to.

You know what’s easier than following around your fave pop stars, day in, day out, to see what they’re up to right that minute? Asking them. This month, TEN TONNES lets us in on what he’s up to.

9:00AM → – Wake up. It’s 28° today, a beautiful sunny clear day. Hay fever season is officially upon us, so I take copious amounts of hay fever medicine and drown my eyes with eye drops. Then have a shower, brush my teeth, get ready for the day.

10:00AM → Breakfast, and I’m afraid to admit I’m part of the overnight oats brigade. I have mine with berries, a banana, and some honey.

The plan for today is to finish a couple of songs I’ve been demoing and get ready for my new single to come out tonight! 

11:00AM → Spanner in the works. Two days prior, I had a late-night brainwave and bought an inflatable kayak online, and it’s just arrived. My previous plans for the day go out the window for now.

12:00PM → I ended up spending two hours on the river, and it was genuinely the best day I’ve had in a long time. This is my official endorsement for buying a kayak. 

2:30PM → I’m back home. The rest of the day is going to be a letdown now following that but we soldier on.

3:30PM → I have finished up one demo and started working on the next. For lunch, I have some watermelon and some salad and some hummus. Also made some iced tea earlier, so have that as well.

4:00PM → Film some videos for posting about the new single out tonight. It’s the last single before the album release, and it’s a song I’ve been waiting a long time to get out into the world.

5:00PM → – Finishing up the second demo and replying to emails. I have an in-store tour at the end of July, and there’s a bit of planning required. Can’t wait to play some acoustic shows and catch up with everyone.

I run through a couple of new songs on my guitar.

6:00PM →  To the pub. It’s still about 25°, and I’ve had multiple texts about having a pint, so who am I to say no? Quickly eat before I leave and then straight to the pub garden. Beautiful.

8:30PM → Back home, put on Curb Your Enthusiasm and catch up with my #pals. Start to wonder if my day was exciting enough for the Day In The Life piece I need to write.

12:00AM → New single comes out! Always such a buzz to release music and see the response. I wrote the song three years ago now, so it’s a nice feeling of closing the loop. Then it’s time to watch some YouTube videos of people camping in Alaska and then sleep. I hope this wasn’t too boring. Get a kayak. ■

Taken from the August 2023 edition of Dork. Ten Tonnes’ album ‘Dancing, Alone’ is out 28th July.


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