What is your name?
What is your genre of music?
I’ll go for ‘Soul/Pop’
Give us a little bio about you.
I’m a 25 year old singer from the beautiful Reading, England.
Are you a signed?
You are releasing new single ‘Obsessions’ whats the story behind the track?
Obsession is a very honest track about a girl i knew.
It was a funny situation because we got on really well and both liked each other but were quite different. Its concentrates more on forbidden/ hidden feelings for someone, wether keeping them from the person you like or from other people.
How long did it take to write?
It took about 1-2 months all in all. Wrote it was a fantastic Producer call ‘Rupert Christie’. I’d travel up to his studio for a day or two most weeks to work on the track.
What was the recording process like?
It was really great, it’s the first track I’ve worked with Rupert on and sometimes it’s tough to know how you’ll work with someone new.
We got on really well which always helps and made the process really enjoyable.
What was the naming process of the single like?
Pretty easy really, we wrote the track in full then thought of names, we both initially thought Obsession. So it stuck!
Will we see an EP or Album at the end of the year?
Probably not this year but I’m going to releasing a lot more music next year, hopefully going to put another EP together then.
Do you have any gigs coming up or maybe a tour of your own?
At the moment the only gig i have in the book is on Wednesday 13 December at The Purple Turtle in Reading. Its a BBC Introducing night, my local BBC Introducing have been amazing with my releases so always really enjoy doing these gigs. Although there will be more gigs this year I’m sure
You have had Industry insight, how has that helped with releasing your music?
Yes, My Mum used to work for Motown & my brother currently works in Music Publishing.
I’m not gonna lie, its been a great help. Obviously for the reasons that they know what they’re talking about and are great at giving me advise, but also because it means we all love music. From a young age Mum would play a lot of her Motown tracks…. Been brought up on the best music!
Would you consider collaborating with any other artist? if so how could the contact you?
Yes definitely, i think if the sound it right then why not!
Best way would be to pop over an email – firstname.lastname@example.org
What made you go in to music?
With my family its all I’ve ever thought of doing, and cliché as it sounds. I just love it and always think you should just do what you want too do.
Do you play any instruments?
Yes, i play the Piano and learning the guitar at the moment
Who are your influences?
Main influences are from the Motown era, Stevie Wonder, Otis Redding, Luther Vandross & Michael Jackson mainly. But i do take influences from everywhere. George Micheal is a big influence as well as James Blake.
How do you get inspiration to write songs?
I tend to write pretty naturally. I try to not go in with anything too dead set as i find you just start to fight against it and never get the best work. I like to sit and the piano and to just write about however I’m feeling that day.
Where do you see yourself now in 5 Years?
Tough question. I try as much as i can not to set to many big targets, I prefer to just get on with writing and gigging and see where it takes me. But if i had to say lets go for something modest like headlining Glastonbury.
When you’re not doing music, what do you do?
I play a lot of football and golf. Anything active really.
What was the song you listened to most that influenced you to go more in to the music scene?
Ha, well when i was a kid i had a little cassette tape with just 4 songs on it. I Believe I Can Fly, Baggy Trousers, Smooth Criminal & I Just Can’t Wait To Be King… i listen to it a few times a day! so i’d say them. But as i got older i listened to Sitting On The Dock Of The Bay by Otis Redding a lot.
What’s the best advice you have ever been given?
It would be that whatever you think is right is probably right. If you love something and others don’t then its up too you. With a song for example, if you don’t love it then others won’t!
What advice would you give to aspiring musicians not about the industry and just as an artist?
Would have to be the same as above. Just to trust in what you do, try not to let others affect your judgement too much. Its good to listen and to take on advice but in the end it has to be your call.
[Text Wrapping Break]What has been your best campaign you have ever done?
My EP ‘Silent Love’.
I released it last year and it was the first thing i’d put out. Was great to have my music out there and it kick it all off.
What quote or saying do you always stick by?
I’ll go old school “Treat others how you’d like to be treated”
When you are at a gig, what are 5 things you cannot forget?
Snacks (Bacon Wheat Crunchies…)
You are away from home on tour for ages and you get back, where is your go to place in your hometown?
I’d get some mates together and play golf, followed by a trip to my local pub of course
Do you have social media accounts so your fans can follow you?
All links are also on my website