What is your name?
What is your genre of music?
RnB/Electronic Folk and Psych-Pop
Give us a little bio about you.
I am a singer/songwriter born and raised in London and have loved music from a very young age. Some of my earliest memories recall singing along to classical music as I sat with my father. A household backdrop of Van Morrison, Prince and Destiny’s child provided a diverse landscape of musical influences which I later honed to Jazz. The adventurous harmonies, experimental percussion and storytelling of the genre ignited my passion further, so I went on to pursue it as a course of study, a degree in Jazz from Middlesex University.
What made you go into music?
For me, music is a way to be spontaneous and to process feelings about certain situations.
Are you signed?
No, I am an independent artist.
You are set to release your new single ‘Dreams’, tell us more about the single.
The song is a dramatic aria that transports you through an ethereal world!
What is the meaning behind the single?
It is about the precious relationship between a mother and her daughter. How to beat your own drum beyond the distracting noise.
Describe the track in two words.
What was the writing process like?
I was sitting in the Barbican during wintertime, staring out at the vast skyscrapers and the melodies just started to appear.
What was the recording process like?
Authentic and nourishing.
Who did you work with on the single?
Jonjo Grisdale – a very talented producer who I met during my fond years at Middlesex University, and also my best friend!
Will we see a music video for the single?
Yes – I’m very excited for everyone to see the video. It was filmed in the Barbican and directed by the ever s so talented Marion Bergin.
Do you have any online shows coming up?
Yes – I’m doing a live session with Scenes Media at 7pm UK time on 31st October. I have a few others in the pipeline but dates and times TBC. Please check out my social media platforms for updates!
What else can we expect in 2020?
My second single, Riverman, will be out 20th November.
Do you have any collaborations coming up with any upcoming artists?
No, not at the moment. I am just focusing on my own material.
Would you be up for collaborations if other musicians wanted one with you? and who would they have to contact?
Absolutely! Please get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org
Do you play any instruments?
Yes – Piano
Who are your influences?
Joni Mitchell, Nick Drake, Moses Sumney and Bon Iver
How do you get inspiration to write songs?
From books, relationships, surroundings…
Where do you see yourself now in 5 Years?
In the recording studio in the countryside with endless books on the shelves.
When you’re not doing music, what do you do?
Reading and looking after my kitten, Aubrey!
What was the song you listened to most that influenced you to go more into the music scene?
Joni Mitchell – River.
What’s the best advice you have ever been given?
A bit of a cliché but very true – It’s the journey not the destination.
What advice would you give to aspiring musicians not about the industry and just as an artist?
Don’t ever stop learning and trust your gut.
What quote or saying do you always stick by?
“Works of art make rules; Rules do not make works of art.”
Where in your hometown is a must go to visit?
Your coming off tour.
1/ Where do you go first?
For a lonnnnngggg soak in the bath!
2/ Who do you see first?
My family and my cat, Aubrey.
3/ What do you eat first?
Hamburger, fries and a side of coleslaw w – you can’t have one without the other!
When you are at a gig, what are 5 things you cannot forget?
Were they dynamic?
Was I hungry for more afterwards?
Did I feel shivers?
Will the journey take me to unexpected places?
Do you have social media accounts so your fans can follow you?