4th February 2016, 12:04 | slmusic

Zak Hardaker's #SuperLeagueMusic choices

Zak Hardaker's #SuperLeagueMusic choices

#SuperLeagueMusic

Fresh on the back of an "impressive" Lip Sync Battle performance at Rugby League Rocks last weekend, we spoke to 2015 Man of Steel Zak Hardaker about his taste in music...

What music do you like to listen to before a match and why?

I like to listen to dance music, ones with a bit of bass in them, the sort that get the head rocking to get me moving before a game. It is either dance or R&B or baseline music or depending on if it is a big game like a final, I like to listen to some motivational songs like Rocky

What song(s) do you like to listen to after a win?

I would probably have to say something a bit high tempo to keep the buzz going, that doesn’t help though when I’m wide awake and trying to get to sleep! 

What was the first single you ever bought?

The first I ever bought was Five, 'If you’re getting down', still one of my favourite songs and I sung it on Christmas Eve for karaoke

Most embarrassing song in your collection?

I would like to say I have got a good collection but the lads don’t tend to agree! I’ve got Justin Bieber’s latest album, the boys are not keen on that

First gig you ever went to and what memories do you have?

I don’t think I have ever been to a concert, I went to a Britain’s Got Talent event but I don’t think you can class that 

If you could be the frontman of any band who would it be?

I would have to be Five or Back Street Boys, growing up they were my two favourites. 

Do you sing in the shower? If yes what do you sing?

I like to play my music when I’m in the bathroom, at this moment it is the Justin Bieber album and “Love yourself’ is my favourite track but it doesn’t beat the Five album or 50 Cents first album. 

Do you play a musical instrument, if so what and how good are you?

At junior school from years 3-6 I played the violin. I was quite good at the time, it was very tough but it was all that was left. I used to go to classes on a Saturday morning but training two or three nights a week when I was younger, I used to forget which note was which so I just copied what the other guys were playing. The instructor said he was more impressed that I had learnt the tune off by heart rather than reading the notes!