They made me do it...
How long have you been playing?
Being a daughter of musicians, I expect I was barely one years old. Which is why I go under the cabaret name of Miss Von Trapp.
What was the first concert you ever went to?
Julian Lloyd Webber playing the Elgar. I was 11 I think. Memorable because I got his autograph in his Travels with my Cello book.
What gear do you use?
Old Scratchy - a boosey and hawkes Golden Strad acoustic cello.
Spike - a Yamaha silent cello - aka the black stick. They are both favourites.
Who was your biggest musical influence growing up?
The church organ. Dad plays it. Goth and punk music. Screaming Lord Sutch. Many and varied influences... but mostly experimental and physical theatre (brechtian schtuf and whatnot) that I've been involved with since I was about 14 - 24 years ago. Argh.
Are you in a band? Have you been in bands?
Have played for a few bands. Folk one 'Strung Out Folk' supported Seth Lakeman and did a few random festivals. I play with myself as Miss Von Trapp usually. A dark cabaret act of murderous original and folk songs and gruesomeness... Such fun.
If you could jam with anyone, who would it be?
Orpheus. In the Underworld. Get those harp strings twanging...
What's the biggest audience you ever performed to? What's the smallest?
Biggest audience as a singer - in a choir in the Royal Albert Hall probably. As me on cello, probably a few hundred in a theatre thing. Smallest, an audience of one. Captive. In my living room. Haha...
You're stuck on a desert island and only get to bring one album with you. What do you pick?
The Damned. Phantasmagoria.
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