Anyone who has seen Disney’s ‘The Little Mermaid’ will know exactly what I am talking about.
This movie was the start of my love with music. I was six years old and I must’ve rented that movie from my local video store a hundred times. I don’t know why we never actually bought it, that’s just what we did.
A story about a singing mermaid! Who wouldn’t want to be her?!
Music is my life. I have never been very good at anything else and it’s always what I wanted to do. I dabbled as a kid with ballet and sport, but knew deep down inside that music is where I belong.
Bizarrely I was, and still am, quite shy, so I can’t quite put it together – why being on stage in front of people is where I feel most at home.
I grew up in a household where music was always being played on the radio and I have vivid memories of sitting and listening to my dad’s old records. Collections by the Beatles, Cat Stevens, Willie Nelson, The Eagles and Monty Python. Memories of being a centimetre away from the speaker, listening to these amazing vibrations.
I loved classical music too and would jump and sing around the house with my sister to Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons. I wish we video’d those moments. Hello YouTube sensations!
Music matters and always will matter to me. It fuels my imagination, excites my spirit and brings me inner peace.