1. How did you get your initial start in music?
I saw a harmonies group gig a big theatre and decided I HAD to audition for them. I put down the electric guitar, picked up the acoustic, retaught myself to sing via a Goo Goo Dolls song, then got in to the group after three tough auditions against hundreds. We sung and toured for two years and sold out almost everywhere we played.
2. What would be your ultimate aim in the industry?
To make a good living out of playing original music to people live, and to collaborate with some of the world’s best musicians, producers and show makers.
3. How long have you been writing your own music?
Since before Britney Spears could legally drink (in America).
4. Who are your top three influences and why?
Stevie Wonder for his effortless soaring vocals. Mark Knopfler for his utter brilliance on rhythm and lead guitar. The Eagles for their band sound, musicianship, songs and unbeatable harmonies
5. Is there anything you would like people to know about your current release?
That it would fit perfectly as music to a feature film!
6. Where are you based and what’s your local scene like? Any favourite venues?
London. The local scene is varied – East London treats musicians well, feeds them before gigs and has ‘cool for school’ venues. Central London is easier to get fans down to but sound systems are often dated and too loud. The Bedford is always lovely to play. Proud Camden is one of the best. Sofar sounds run wonderful acoustic nights that respect the intricacies of real musicianship. The Troubadour always has a great atmosphere.
7. Who else can you recommend from your local scene for people to have a listen to?
Jessica Mary York
8. Give our readers a round up of where they can find you online and hear more of your music.