I've been singing since I could talk, writing songs since I was 6 and a few years ago I learned to play the guitar. I used to be in a duo, when I performed in several local charity events including the Together As One festival, which earned us a Telford Tommy award. At 15 I started performing solo and earned myself a Beatfreeks Summer Academies award. I haven't done anything except write songs in the last 4 years, but I'm still here and I'm getting back into the music scene!
Music is an outlet, a way to express my feelings. Writing songs helps me heal.
I Will Surive by Stephanie Bentley. It's on the soundtrack of Holes, my favourite childhood movie and I would listen to it on repeat for days. It's very uplifting.
It's nerve wracking, but rewarding, especially if I'm performing a song I wrote myself instead of a cover. Seeing people's reactions to my lyrics and compositions is really fun. I like the attention and getting feedback. Also just that it's another opportunity to sing. I don't have to think about anything but the song.
It's mostly digital, which is sad because what I love about making music the most is meeting other musicians, getting to know each other's stories, writing style and getting to see their real reactions to my music in real time. Anyone can upload a video to social media these days and blow up, which is great, but a lot don't really get to know their fans/followers. I love the hard work that goes into making a performance perfect because you only have that one chance to get it right, unlike making videos/recording. I love celebrating with the band after a performance goes well and having someone to share the funny story with when it doesn't.