WHAT DO YOU DO?
I write songs and then take them out on tour with me.
Always changing but at the moment it’s Nina Simone and King Krule.
Sam Cooke's powerful civil rights anthem 'A change is gonna come'.
FAVOURITE FEMALE ARTIST AND WHY?
Nina Simone. She was one of the most powerful, uncompromising and outspoken female artists. She is a huge influence on my music and way of thinking and her songs continue to shed light on issues that are as relevant today as they were in the sixties.
WHERE DO YOU WANT TO GO NEXT?
I feel I am most myself on tour. Everything I do is to get to the point where I am playing live with my band. So I want to travel, play more shows in places I’ve never been.
HOW CAN WOMEN BEST SUPPORT ONE ANOTHER?
By listening to each other. We all have so much to say and don’t always say it. We should speak out and stand up as one.
WHAT WOULD BE YOUR ADVICE TO YOUR YOUNGER SELF?
To believe in yourself. When I was young I used to ask everyone’s opinions about everything. What should I do, is this song good, do you think this is ok? It is annoying to think of the time I wasted on people's opinions that did not matter. Stand up, speak out and be strong.
WHAT MAKES A WOMAN ELECTRIC?
Strength, attitude, empathy and compassion; women who stand up for themselves and others, have something to say and speak out.
HAVE YOU COME UP AGAINST RESISTANCE WITH WHAT YOU’RE DOING? HOW DID YOU MANAGE IT?
Of course. I don't think I always managed it the best, I’ve gotten very lost at times. I'm learning to stand up for myself. I can find my inner strength when I sit down at the piano and sing - not for anyone else but myself. Because that’s where it all started. Just me at the piano.
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