When did you first know you wanted to become a musical artist? What was the first song you ever wrote?
I’d always been in love with music but the defining moment was when Lady Gaga came to perform in my hometown. She was playing Born This Way on the piano and I turned to my sister and said “That’s it, I’m moving.” A few months later I packed my bags and headed west to Los Angeles. The first song I ever wrote was called “Kiss the Summer” but I never released it.
Who are some of your top 5 musical influences?
Lady Gaga, Dua Lipa, Olivia Rodrigo, Marina, and Ed Sheeran.
What’s in your IPOD this week?
I’ve been digging Ashnikko and Rina Sawayama lately.
How’s the music scene in your locale?
Los Angeles is full of venues for emerging artists and the crowd’s are incredibly welcoming for new music.
What do you like most about playing live?
I love interacting with the audience. Every performance is always a unique experience.
Is there a song on your latest CD release here that stands out as your personal favorite, and why?
My personal favorite will be released in the upcoming year but of the ones that are out, I adore No More What If. It really details what I went through as I pursued my passion for music. It was magical the way it came together and I’m so thankful for how many connected to it.
What’s the best concert you’ve been to?
Probably the first concert I ever went to which was for Maroon 5 and John Mayer. Seeing music live completely changed the way I viewed it.
If you could meet, play a gig, co-write a song, have dinner, have a drink with any band or artist (dead or alive) who would it be?
I would grab a drink and dinner with Rihanna, play a gig with David Bowie, and co-write a song with Lady Gaga.
What are your goals for the future?
Provided Co-Vid doesn’t cause any more roadblocks, I would prepare for the current upcoming tours in the UK and would love to become an ambassador for my charity of choice, the Tourette’s Association.