is one of the first people in the world who can claim to be a «Master of Song» after graduating from the MA Songwriting Course at Bath Spa University. The Brighton based folk singer can also claim to be the queen of the ukulele after having dozens of people covering her songs with their own ukuleles on Youtube.
cat / leopard / horse / tiger / liger!
Stephen Fry: «Making History» / Jane Austen: «Pride and Prejudice» / Ian McDonald: «Revolution in the Head». For when I'm in Beatles-geek mode. / Dodie Smith: « I Capture the Castle» / Agatha Christie: «Murder on the Orient Express»
Danger Mouse / Stewie Griffin / The Thundercats / Totoro! / Dexter – from Dexter's Laboratory
I'm more of a country girl at heart. But if I had to pick one city I'd choose: Paris, France.
The Living Room, NYC / Komedia, Brighton / Start The Bus, Bristol / Latest Music Bar, Brighton / Hanbury Ballroom, Brighton
ubiquitous / tremendous / subsequently / cacophony / bollocks
the internet / television /chocolate / the TLR/SLR camera and the photographic process in general / the iPod
ukulele / acoustic guitar - especially in Nashville tuning / violin / accordion / my upright piano
Craft / Empire / Make / Mojo / Future Music. Mainly because my friend Declan writes for them.
«Mary Poppins» by Robert Stevenson. Never fails to calm me down. / «The Fall» by Tarsem Singh. Because it is all kinds of beautiful. / «A Matter Of Life and Death» by Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger. David Niven is terribly good. / «The Royal Tenenbaums» – or any other Wes Anderson film, for that matter / «Strictly Ballroom» by Baz Luhrman. Especially useful for perfecting an australian accent. I am now fluent.
Not sure how these can be «favourite», but here goes: The death of my cat when I was 17 / ..followed by the death of my Father a few weeks later (cancer, aged 52) / Snapping a ligament in my knee, aged 14, thus ending my career as an international superstar footballer(!) / The death of my keyboard, during the sound check before a very important gig last month – argh! / Finding out that one of my favourite bands are actually very moody and not very nice in person. They shall remain nameless.
«Bill’s», for breakfast / «The Mock Turtle», for afternoon tea / The Flea Markets, Upper Gardener Street and Kensington Gardens / The Royal Pavilion, because the interiors are all kinds of crazy / «Scoop/Crumb», for ice cream sundaes and waffles!
Or «Signs of Life» (I can't choose).
«Bill's», Brighton/Lewes. Eggs Benedict. / «Max Brenner». Chocolate is my drug. / «Wagamamas». Duck Gyoza! / «Cha Cha Moon», London / «Oki-Nami», Brighton
«Agatha Christie's Poirot/Marple». I find these murder-filled dramatisations oddly comforting. / «Garth Marenghi's Darkplace» / «Summer Heights High». Puck you! / «Look Around You – series one» / «QI». Because I'm a geek. / «Magnum P.I.»
Recording and releasing my debut album «Love.Life.Ukulele», all by myself. / Successfully earning a living from doing something I love. / Leaving University with BA hons Commercial Music and an MA in Songwriting. / Playing 3 great shows in New York City. / Getting out of bed this morning.