Tell Us About Yourself(ie): Gage Ridley

The On My Mind singer takes the BuzzFeed Q&A.

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What’s your wallpaper on your phone and/or computer?

My dog Kai is the background for both because I’m one of those insane dog people and I fully embrace that.

When you walk into a bar, what do you typically order?

You can never go wrong with a Tequila Sunrise, it’s so beautiful, but if I am feeling daring I’ll go for tequila straight up which leads to some good times and occasionally some regrets.

What’s the one word you are guilty of using too often?

I don’t know if there is any one word in particular. I almost said maybe about a hundred times thinking about this question, so maybe “maybe”? Obviously I need to learn to be more decisive.

What is the last thing you searched for on Google?

I’ve just realised that “Colour of the Year” is a thing? I am really kind of obsessed now! All the different paint companies choose their favourite paint colour and it just becomes the thing of the year. Insiders tell me white is going to be the big trending paint colour of 2016.

Who is the last person that called or texted you?

The last call I got was a wrong number which should tell you how exciting my life can be. Last text was from my mum, maybe? Arranging plans for her to watch my dog while I go on a bit of a last minute trip.

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What was the last awkward situation you were in, and how did you handle it?

I very definitely did that thing at Starbucks where the barista told me to enjoy my coffe and not thinking I answered “You too!”. Then I just turned around and left as quickly as possible.

When was the last time you went to a theater?

I remember seeing Tennant in The Pillowman and then Equus on the West End but it really has been too long since I’ve seen a proper show. I should make that part of my 2016 resolution. I have heard incredible things about Hamilton.

What TV show should everyone should be watching?

A lot of my television watching is done on Netflix so Orange Is The New Black and Sense8 are both incredible and I definitely recommend a binge watch. Take a day off from your chilling time and just straight Netflix.

And what is your TV guilty pleasure?

Someone introduced me to Bridezillas not too long ago and I finally understood the meaning of hatewatching something.

What’s the first CD you bought?

P!nk’s Missundaztood album.

What is the one food you cannot resist?

I love love love sushi. Also chocolate.

What music are you currently listening to?

The last song on the radio, I believe, was “Wildest Dreams” by Ione James.

What movie makes you laugh the most?

Clerks 2, Mrs. Doubtfire and 21 Jump Street are on my feel good list. One of my forever favourites is The Princess Bride!

What drives you absolutely crazy?

Definitely rudeness. There’s nothing worse than jerks.

What was your first online screen name?

I’m pretty sure it was something like gageybaby15 which I hated the moment I turned 16.

What’s your favorite emoji?

The hearteyes emoji. I abuse it too much maybe.

Pick one: Kittens or puppies?

Puppies, puppies, puppies.

New York or Los Angeles?

Los Angeles because I spend almost as much time there as I do in London currently.

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Comedy or drama?

I prefer to act in dramas but watch comedies.

Bacon or Nutella?


Coffee or tea?

I’m an equal opportunist.

’80s or ’90s?

’90s! Definitely.

Britney or Christina?

I definitely was more of a Britney girl.


Neither? I was never much of a boyband fan.

Hannah Montana or Lizzie McGuire?

Lizzie McGuire 100%.

And finally: Tell us a secret.

I’m not saying that I have a nightlight but I can’t sleep in a pitch black room!

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