Menu
A+ A A-

An interview with MELANIE

An interview with MELANIE

*What made you decide to become a tribute artiste/vocalist?

I always sang, from very young and it was something that took me out of myself. I was originally going to be an English Teacher, but just couldn't not do music!

*Do you come from a musical family?

 My mother was an actress and her father a concert pianist. My dad is tone-deaf!

*How long have you been performing your tribute act or act?

I have been performing solo cabaret since about 2010 when I gave up cruise ships, where I was always the singer in the cast.

*What work is involved in putting the show together?

A lot of learning and keeping up to date. I try to put a show together tailored to each booking/audience.

*Which of your shows to date has been your favourite and why?

This sounds cheesy probably, but its the variety that makes my job great. I do like bookings where I can sing ballads and show off what I can do, as that is why you become a singer really, but watching a dance floor fill up is just as rewarding.

*What is the most enjoyable thing about being a vocalist?

People's responses. When someone says they really enjoyed your act, or stayed up to watch you finish, its lovely. That is when it is really rewarding.

*What is your fondest musical memory?

oooh, either getting my first big solo at a major theatre aged 10 or winning the 'Performer of the Year' award at my Graduation, both were a shock at the time and I was so happy.

*What is your favourite song to perform?

I Knew You Were Waiting by Aretha Franklin.

*What do you do to prepare for a tribute performance or vocal performance?

I do a full warm up, decide a set-list that will suit my audience, and of course get dressed up!

*Tell us something interesting about yourself?

I am a really good balloon modeler with a degree in English Literature.

*What advice would you give to beginners in this industry?

Perseverance is what will pay off.

*Have you performed with or for any celebrities?

Yes lots, including Eternal, Leslie Garratt, Ella Eyre and Jerry Hall.

Read More about Melanie here

Melanie performs the National Anthem

Last modified onWednesday, 30 November 2016 12:12