An Interview with Martine McCutcheon
We were recently lucky enough to have a conversation with the lovely Martine McCutcheon, who will be in Birmingham & London this November. She gave us a unique insight into her life and her music.
You’re going on tour soon, what can the audience expect?
“Hopefully it will be a really special night, with me being able to perform the show I’ve wanted to do for such a long time. Proud of the band, they’re amazing and they bring all the songs to life. I’m so excited!”
Will you be playing any new material, or a mixture of your back catalogue?
“Luckily I have a body of work that spans over a couple of decades! Yes, I will be very proud to be performing a lot of the songs that my fans know and love from my pop career, as well as new songs from my latest album “Lost and Found”. I may even throw in a couple of surprises…”
What is your favourite song to perform live?
“I really love performing “Any Sign of Life” live – it’s such a huge song, really anthemic and everyone just goes crazy.”
When you’re not performing what do you do to keep yourself busy when you’re on tour / on the road?
“To be honest I don’t get much down time between phone interviews, social media posts etc. I like to rest up and sleep! I also often bring my baby boy on the road with me and so we play lots of little games and watch fun movies etc.”
Where has been your favourite gig?
“I recently did a gig in Morecambe in the summer for about 20,000 people and the atmosphere was electric – Those guys really made it fun!”
Which song do you wish you had written?
“Anything by Stevie Nicks or Barbra Streisand.”
What’s the best gig you’ve ever played?
“I performed the Royal Albert Hall for Elizabeth Taylor and Michael Jackson, It was to celebrate her career and birthday. There was a huge orchestra and it was absolutely magical.”
Which other artists are you listening to at the moment?
“I love “Sorry (not sorry)” by Demi Lovato. The country acts Miranda Lambert and Brothers Osborne are also incredible!”
Who would you most like to collaborate with?
“That’s a tough one… Maybe Fleetwood Mac and Michael Buble.”
Do you have any plans for the rest of the year?
“I plan to film the next few videos for my forthcoming singles, I have some special Christmas concerts lined up in Greenwich, and I have some TV promo in Ireland. Then it’s all about the build up to a family Christmas, we love it!”