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used to sing everything from Britney Spears to Ricky Martin and everything in between. I remember one night being pinned to a pillar by a group of women while I was singing “She Bangs.” It was quite the education. Hahaha! Unfortunately, the only way to learn is by doing. Get out there and perform. I would say that you should try and be as prepared as you can: rehearse, know your voice, and be comfortable in your own skin. Be you. What was the first album you ever bought? The last one? Oh I’m rubbish with this question! I can’t really remember the first one, but I do remember going with my mum and buying NOW 18 on double vinyl. It’s a compilation album. They’re on number 81 now, which shows how old I am! Hahaha. I remember being obsessed with En Vogue ‘Funky Divas’ too. I still love that album. The last album I bought was Love Songs – A Time You May Embrace by a friend of mine, Krystle Warren. Her voice just melts me! It’s carries such emotion. I was lucky enough to do backing vocals for a couple of her London shows last year. Love her. As a Scotsman, do you own a kilt? Do you ever wear it? Can you answer the age-old question of what’s underneath? Do you know what? I’ve never worn one! I guess I stuck with my Italian side and went with the pasta! It’s on my list of things to do though…honest. I do like them. I really like the tweed ones you can get. I’m sure you can get leather and PVC ones too, but we won’t get into to that! What’s underneath? Well the next time you meet a Scotsman in a kilt, ask him to show you. Or get him to stand over an air vent!!! How would you describe yourself? Right now? I’m hungry! I’ve not had breakfast yet. I guess I would say that I was compassionate. I get that from mamma. I’m creative. I love all aspects of the creative process and most outlets too. I love to draw. I find it so therapeutic. I’ve recently started lifedrawing classes, which are fun. I’ve also styled a few photo shoots as well as taken the pictures too. I just love to create. I’m very determined, which can get exhausting sometimes, but I wouldn’t still be doing this lark if I wasn’t. I’m just generally great! Hahahaha. I jest. Word on the street is you’re now working with a producer in Sweden for some new material and some videos as well. When does the world get to hear the new stuff? What kind of sounds are you toying with for the new material? Well I ended last year on a low. I was flailing. I’m not going to lie! I wasn’t sure what the next move was for me. Then I remembered that I had a couple of songs that I’d worked on with Swedish producer, Björn Nyberg. So I decided to put a FREE EP together because I’m nice like that! We’re working on a couple of new tracks too. It’s quite different from the last EP, which I like. It’s more break beat, electronica, lounge, whatever that means. He uses a lot of live instruments in his production, which I love. I just wrapped the video for one of the tracks in Paris, which was fun, and I’ll hopefully be filming some other stuff for the other tracks. I’m aiming to get it out June or July. I’m also excited about another project I’m working on which is with German producers Miami Posh. This one is pure, unadulterated dance-floor house. I like to mix it up! I’ll be performing this material as well as my last EP at electro-pop festival Poptronik in Sitges in September too which I can’t wait for. There’s plenty going on to keep me out of mischief…or in mischief. Keep checking out my site for details. I just want to say a BIG thank you for your support and congratulations on the new venture. I wish you guys every success.

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