What’s your earliest memory of singing?
My earliest memory of singing was singing alone at my infant school nativity. The teacher had told my mum that she hadn't heard anyone so young with such a tuneful voice.
Have you always wanted to perform?
Absolutely. Ever since I can remember, I always loved to perform, whether it was acting, dancing or singing. I was in every school show and production as well as attending the Archway Theatre in Horley. Even at the age of 8, I was attending auditions for shows such as the King and I and Annie.
What sort of things did you do when you were younger?
I spent several years going to dance classes including tap, ballet, disco, street and senior jazz and performances at competitions and galas in London. I also loved to sing. I took part in and was awarded solos in local talent showcases up until I was 18. At Middle School, I was selected with 15 others to take part in ‘Hallelujah ‘97: The Biggest Children’s Christmas Concert in the World’ at London Arena. I also performed with amateur dramatic groups in shows like Little Shop of Horrors and My Fair Lady.
Which do you prefer – acting, dancing or singing?
I love them all, but if I had to choose, then I would say that my true passion has always been music. Even in my GCSE Music exams, when my classmates were playing instruments like guitars, flutes and trumpets, I used my vocals as my instrument.
What did you do when you left school?
I’ve wanted my whole life to be involved somehow in music and get vocal coaching one day. After leaving school, I decided to travel. I worked for First Choice & Virgin Holidays before heading for the sun, working for 5 years overseas as a holiday rep, mainly in Greece.
How did you get to where you are now?
When I returned to the UK in October 2013, I knew I wanted to pursue my love of music but had no idea how! The most I was able to do at the time was to enter singing competitions and karaoke.
Then, in March 2015 I met vocal mentor Amanda Neale and started training with her once a week. I was then asked to enter her artist development programme, which was very exciting. This led me to become involved with her singing competition called Junior Star Singer. I was featured in a special TV report about the competition on a show called A Different Kind of Woman on Sky TV.
Who are your main musical influences?
If I had to choose, I’d say Michael Jackson (his were the first albums I ever owned), Tracy Chapman, Ed Sheeran, Taylor Swift and Emelie Sande. I also love musicals, especially ones by Rogers & Hammerstein and Lloyd-Webber.
What does the future hold?
It’s exciting! I’m now signed to Mega Music Management and have been busy working on recording an original 5 track EP with the help of Amanda and Anthony Goldsbrough at MadM studios – it’s been incredible!!
Amanda has been helping me to develop my skills, including song writing and performing. I’ve also experienced many aspects of music and media including radio, where I’ve been co-hosting the Brooklands Future Starz competition with Amanda.