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ELISSA JAY HER FIRST WAVE INTERVIEW AS SHE TELLS US OF HER RISE TO FAME!
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A S S I EL JA Gives us her views on mainstream, stage names and becoming the biggest star in the world...
lissa Jay is her name. It’s what we call her, it’s what her friends call her, it’s what her mother calls her.
inﬂuence on me - Bob Dylan, Roger Waters - but I’ve met some amazing people in my life, people who I have based my songs around - a song is the least they deserve.”
Anyone You’d Like To Name?
“[Laughs] No... not today.” This girl doesn’t f*ck about Is There A Certain Meswith ‘stage names’ or fancy sage You’d Like To Get abbreviations - for a musician of her age she is incredibly Across In Your Music? down to earth and her feet are “[Pauses and adds a gentle ﬁrmly planted to the ﬂoor ‘hmm’] I’d like... I’d like as she states: people to listen “I’m just try’na to my music enjoy each gig, and think TAKE EACH G IG each record, as ‘Y’know what, it comes y’know? life ain’t that You never know bad’. I want peowhen it could go tits-up and ple to be inspired, to be better you’re left to delve deeper and people, to... to take a wider deeper into the black hole of view of the world and change musical abyss...” She has a their attitude. [Bit optimistic wonderful way of words. their Elissa, but I wouldnt put Elissa, 19, is surprisingly it past you] experienced, having been a Do you Think of Modern regular on the Birmingham Day Artists Such As KeCircuit since the age of just sha or Tinie Tempah Are 14. Since then she has developed as a writer and is seen as Ruining Modern Music? “You use the term ‘artist’ very one of the greatest songwriters of the modern day and has loosely there. I dont think earnt great respect from a vast they’re ruining music, just making it sh*t. And why don’t number of well established people use their real names legendary artists such as Robanymore? Who are they trying ert Plant and Pete Doherty. to be?! “Getting praise from some of I wouldnt even think of having my favourite living artists is one. Gosh.” amazing! But I don’t do it for them - I write songs for normal people to listen to and Much more from the hopefully enjoy...” She took a ﬂamboyant Ms. Jay on moment to ponder “But if they the next page... don’t, I’m not bothered.” I asked her what the pinnacle of her career would be, Wembley Stadium? Highest selling album of all time? She replied with a shrug. “Sell a few records, write a few songs... Nothing planned.” I knew this would be an interWWW.WAVEMAGAZINE.CO.UK esting interview...
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INSPIRATIONS: NATHAN BUNN - DRUMMER/ SONGWRITER
EJ: “Not only is he an amazing drummer, but he’s also singlehandedly written some of the most beautiful songs of recent years...” JOE WASSELL BASSIST/POET EJ: “This may be a surprise - as his band were awful but his art and poetry is truely inspring. And he’s such a nice guy!...”
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