I came across Dee while browsing the internet as you do when you’re meant to be working, and instantly loved her songs. She plays in various gigs up and down the country and just revealed that she will excitingly be playing up at the Fringe in Edinburgh.
From RnB songs to beautiful acoustic versions this girl is one to go and see and one to watch in the future. We had a chat with her about her music, her own record label and why she carries bug repellent wherever she goes.
So your single is set to be released soon. Tell us about that.
Yeah the single is called “Beautiful Thief” and is set for release on 20th August 2012. It’s an upbeat RnB/Dance track and there is also an Unplugged/Acoustic version.
How did you get into music?
I’ve always been into music from an early age. I wrote and recorded my first song when I was 14 and cringe when I listen back now. I was also in a girl band for 7 years and then I learned to play guitar and now feel like I’ve finally found myself as an Artiste.
What music do you listen to at home?
It varies depending on what mood I’m in, if I’m working out I listen to a lot of Hip Hop like Snoop Dogg and Dr Dre but if I’m feeling a little more chilled I’ll listen to Ray Lamontagne and Bon Iver.
Where do you get your inspiration from?
I write a lot of songs with my brother and usually one of us comes up with an idea that will connect to people lyrically and then there are other times we’ll write from personal experience which is therapeutic.
Can you imagine yourself doing anything else?
No I’ve never really been in to the whole 9 to 5 thing…although I did always want to be a Luxury Bed Tester.lol.
Where in the world would you like to perform?
I’d love to perform at Paisley Park as I am a huge Prince fan…if not I’ll settle for Madison Square Garden.lol. but generally I love to play anywhere that will have me.
inspirations are Prince and John Mayer. I aspire to be like myself and to keep making music that makes me happy.
What are you most proud of?
I own my own record label “319 Records”.
What do you do in your spare time?
When I’m not writing or recording I watch a lot of T.V. I love shows like Entourage, Rescue Me and The Good Wife.
Are you scared of anything?
I’m petrified of wasps so all summer long I carry around wasp killer spray in my bag.
So what’s next for 2012/2013?
For the rest of the year I’ll be releasing more of my music, I’ve just finished shooting 2 music videos one for “Beautiful Thief” and one for “Chasing Waterfalls”. Now I’ve got my live band together I’ll be gigging as much as possible. For 2013 I just want to continue with what I’m doing and build my fan base.
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