What are you listening to these days?
I’ve been revisiting Fiona Apple recently and for the past few days Ive been listening to Valerie June and The Talking Heads as well the T-Rex Slider album I found on vinyl recently in Soho.
What are you reading these days?
The Biology of Belief by Bruce Lipton and Sweet Nothings by Marlene Dumas.
What did you see these days?
Im getting into seeing exhibitions again. In London most of the galleries are free so Ive been taking advantage of that. A few weeks ago I went to see Marlene Dumas at the Tate Modern which was very moving and inspired a good few days of writing.
Where would you like to live?
Paris and Naples at some point. I want to learn French and Italian so that my children are bilingual. I think it gives you confidence as a person and broadens your mind to other cultures and possibilities.
What is your favorite occupation?
Singing, writing, being on the road, swimming in the sea, reading, watching films, documentaries, watching plays, walking, yoga, sex.
What qualities do you appreciate in a man?
Intelligence, drive, passion, ambition, creativity, respect, a good sense of humour, a good understanding of himself and he needs to be as strong as me if not stronger.
But a woman?
What qualities do I apprecite in a woman? Everything. Women are amazing. Its hard out here for us, the media fuels this unnatural hate between us. We have to fight against that by being one anothers allies and supporting each other.
What are your favorite names?
Whatever your name is 🙂
How many people can fit in your elevator?
What is your motto? ‘A going foot always come back with something‘
What is your most valuable possession?
A Roland F-90 digital piano that was bought for me by a manager I had when I was 17. I’m more into experiences than possessions, I lose everything anyway, I’m not very organised.
What do you regret most?
That our love was king, but for only a day. Nothing hopefully, Edith Piaf style.
Who are your heroes?
My brother for remaining sane through his recent battles. He was in a near fatal accident four years ago, hit by a police van at 68 miles per hour. He broke his back in three places as well as his neck, his knee, elbow, fingers and his face was smashed in too. He also suffered huge brain trauma and had a bolt in his head to relieve the pressure. He is a musician as well and was about to embark on his first solo UK tour, similar to the position I am in now and his whole life was ripped from underneath him. Its been a long road to recovery, and he remains in pain every day. His stoic attitude to what has happened to him and the calm way in which he deals with it on a day to day basis is unfathomable. I cannot even put it into words properly, its too big. Here is a link to his music https://itunes.apple.com/gb/
What historical character you like the most?
Anais Nin and Josephine Baker.
If you could change anything about you, what would it be?
My great grandmother said ”Don’t be putting yourself down, there’ll be plenty of others to do that for you” Thats my answer 🙂
What is happiness for you?
Doing this interview for you..
What is your biggest achievement so far?
Getting and keeping the Tricky gig while not losing my mind! And the completion of this album.
What characterizes you?
My voice, the importance of family, my need to create.
What is your physical/mental condition now?
Where are you now?
In a cafe with my flat mate drinking black coffee with a portugese custard cake. Heaven.
Do you have a mentor or someone who inspired you over time?
My mother. She is the toughest person I know. She has been through so much over the years and still manages to retain a positive attitude and a brilliant sense of humour. She is one of those people who never makes her problem your problem. She is inspiring and I hope to be as good a mother to my children as she has been to me.