I’M DRINKING A NICE HOT LATTE – IT’S A FREEZING DAY IN LONDON AND I’M JUST GETTING READY FOR A PRESS INTERVIEW AND PHOTO SHOOT.
What can fans expect to experience at one of your shows?
I LOVE SHARING THE EXPERIENCE OF PLAYING LIVE – I’M HOPING THE AUDIENCE WILL ENJOY THE SHOW
What is your favourite song to perform live?
I LOVE ONE OF MY NEW TRACKS CALLED ‘I DON’T GIVE A DAMN’. I’M LOOKING FORWARD TO SHARING IT WITH EVERYONE.
When you’re not performing what do you do to keep yourself busy when you’re on tour / on the road?
I LIKE STRUTTING AROUND LONDON, CATCHING UP WITH FRIENDS OVER COFFEE AND LISTENING TO MUSIC.
You’ve played a lot of great festivals year, which was the best so far?
RADIO 1 HACKNEY WEEKENDER WAS THE BEST SO FAR. I PERFORMED WITH WILL.I.AM AND HAD SUCH A GREAT TIME. IT WAS ONLY A COUPLE OF WEEKS AFTER THE VOICE FINISHED SO IT WAS ACTUALLY MY FIRST LIVE PERFORMANCE AT A SUMMER FESTIVAL THIS YEAR. LOVED IT! MALTA ISLE OF MTV FESTIVAL WAS A VERY CLOSE SECOND!
OXYGEN FESTIVAL IN DUBLIN. IT WAS TO 120,000 PEOPLE – WAS SUCH AN AMAZING FEELING SINGING IN FRONT OF THE CROWD.
What was the first gig you ever went to?
NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCK.
NEW MATERIAL – AND PERHAPS A FEW SUPRISES IN THERE!
ADELE AND FRANK OCEAN – BOTH AMAZING!
Who would you most like to collaborate with?
GOES WITHOUT SAYING – ADELE. I JUST LOVE HER VOICE.
Plans for the rest of the year?
NOT LONG TO GO SO WILL BE BUSY GIGGING AND PROMOTING MY ALBUM, THEN HOPEFULLY A HOLIDAY TO THE CARIBBEAN WITH MY FAMILY AT CHRISTMAS!