Country-pop belters from York…
HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN PLAYING MUSIC?
I have been singing and writing since I was 4 but I started playing musical instruments when I was 7.
ANY PAST BANDS OR COLLABORATIONS WE SHOULD KNOW ABOUT?
I have been very fortunate to work with amazing artists such as Bryan Adams, Brian May & Roger Taylor (Queen), Robin Thicke, Harrel, Michael Buble, Casadee Pope and Kylie Minogue.
GIVE US 3 REASONS WHY WE SHOULD TRACK DOWN, LISTEN AND DISCOVER YOUR MUSIC?
I would say my songs provide some escapism no matter what mood you’re in. I bet I have a song you’ll like. There’s no one else called Twinnie so by default I think everyone should check out my music.
WHERE DO YOU SOUND BEST – FESTIVAL, CLUB, BEDROOM – OR SOMEWHERE ELSE?
I always love intimate gigs because you can hear the lyrics more rather than a bigger venue where sometimes the voice can get lost.
WHAT WAS YOUR FIRST MUSIC PIRCHASE?
It was a compilation of Now This Is What I Call Hits. I can’t even remember who was on it but I’m guessing it was the Spice Girls as I was obsessed by them.
SO, WHEN IT ALL GOES RIGHT AND YOU’VE GOT A BOTTOMLESS PIT OF MONEY AND LONG QUEUE OF HANGERS-ON, WHAT WILL BE YOUR BIGGEST MUSICAL INDULGENCE?
I know this sounds weird but I’m not a flashy person. I have never been one for designer labels or diamonds. Honestly if I could pay my families mortgages off that would suit me.
SO, WHEN IT ALL GOES WRONG AND YOU’RE LEFT BITTER AND TWISTED AND CURSING THE MUSIC INDUSTRY, WHAT DO YOU FALL BACK ON?
Haha! Firstly it depends on what you class as going wrong? There is no plan B. Music is my life not just my career; it’s that way for a lot of artists and musicians and it will always be part of my life some way. For instance because live music was not possible in the pandemic I started a non profit alongside a music collective called I KNOW A WOMAN which focuses on standardising therapy within label and publishing deals and creativity HR access. We recently featured in Forbes which highlighted some important issues for musicians. So it looks like I’m not leaving the music industry anytime soon.
WHAT ARE YOUR MUSICAL GUILTY PLEASURES…
ABBA and S Club 7.
NAME YOUR SUPERGROUP – WHO’S PLAYING WHAT, WHO’S ON VOCALS?
Bass – Jerry Barnes
Drums – John Bonham
Vocals – Beyoncé
Electric – Brian May
Keys – Billy Joel
Guitar – Paul McCartney.
GO SEE THIS FILM: The Accountant.
GO READ THIS BOOK: Attached.
GREAT LOST BAND/ARTIST: OASIS – they need to get back together that would make up for the gigs lost in 2020.
LONDON, L.A OR LEEDS?: London.
AND FINALLY… AS YOU LEAVE THE STAGE, WHAT ARE YOUR PARTING WORDS?
Be good and get home safe.
The debut album from Twinnie, ‘Hollywood Gypsy’ is out now
For more info visit: twinnieofficial.com