You started your own club night, what prompted that and what’s been most exciting/ challenging about doing it?
Originally I was going to start my own open mic night in Brighton as at the time, I was doing tonnes of open mics and wanted to have my own one so me and my friends could do as many songs as we liked. I never got round to organising it whilst in Brighton but once I moved to London I really missed the great intimate music scene that Brighton has and wanted somewhere in West London that reminded me of this. The most exciting part was that loads of people actually showed up as I was there waiting and setting stuff up hours before and felt like the awkward bit before a party where you have no idea if it’s going to work out. The most challenging bit has to be the comparing and getting up to introduce everyone. I’m ridiculous at talking on stage but as it’s my night I do feel like I have to. Also, I invent really good ‘Moore More’ cocktails for every month inspired by all my favourite bevies.
The influences you cite are mature voices, what is it about their sound that inspires you?
All of my favourite singers voices sound like they have experienced a lot and there’s something wise and truthful about their music.
You used to busk in your hometown- can you tell us a bit more about that?
I don’t know any singers that haven’t busked at least once at some point in their career. I think it’s just something everybody does to get their first taste of an audience. It worked well especially as the audience was very temporary so people wouldn’t know if you only knew a couple of songs that you would keep repeating.
Your voice has been compared to Amy Winehouse and Lianne La Havas – how do you feel about those comparisons?
Nothing but honour, I think they are both amazing.