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- Posted on Mar 5th 2010 7:45AM by Julian Marszalek
The former Smiths singer is a huge idol of the Courteeners and the experience apparently proved to be a humbling experience for the band known for their confident swagger.
"To have somebody that you hold in such high regard and say nice things about your band is a really nice, humbling feeling," Fray said.
"And for us to go to America with him is kinda good because America is a notoriously difficult place to get anybody listening to you," explained the singer.
The band spoke to Spinner as they filmed a live session for AOL UK, which can be seen here.
"Y'know, they love him over there and for him to say, 'These are good' and say nice things is a buzz," he continued.
"But to go on tour with him .. .for us to share his vegetarian food with him and his catering with him, it's good."
Drummer Michael Campbell added: "He was a normal gentleman who was really complimentary to us and really humble. And he bought his own beer to the dressing room!"