Hi Becki, thanks for joining us today, Introduce us all to yourself to people that are new to meeting you.
Becki Fishwick, 50s throwback soul and jazz singer from Ulverston, cumbria
What’s your first memory of singing?
My first memory of singing was in my living room for all the family at the age of 6 singing Kylie songs I had taught myself for days!
You have a really retro-cool look, talk me through what inspired you?
I’m a big fan of mid-century style and vintage fashion from, 40s to 50s eras, and I especially love 50s Hollywood glamour, its really got me noticed as a singer, and matches my music perfectly!
What is the unsigned scene in your area like at the minute?
Pretty quiet with being in lockdown, but we are all doing what we can online and collaborating over social media has been a great experience!
I watched you play Tim Peaks at Kendal last year how was that experience?
I loved It, one of the biggest career highlights for me, and knowing some of the bands I’ve covered such as The Charlatans and The libertines like my reworks of their songs its pretty amazing! I also ran my pop up choir at Tim peaks last year, getting the festival goers involve, it was so well received that I was asked to do it again this year on an even bigger scale!!
What made you movefrom the comfort of paid work at wedding events to the unpaid side of music the circuit?
Well I do both, and run my own singing school, I’m one busy gal!!
What good bands are coming out ofyour town at the minute?
The Native Cult, a great duo with a lovely sound.
What’s your favourite song right now from another band?
Our City by Dave Viney and Narcissus is great!!
Who is inspiring you at the minute?
I’m more inspired by older music than modern, and particularly soul and jazz, been listening to Aretha Franklin, Janis Joplin and Amy Winehouse a lot recently.
What was the most fun you have had on stage?
I actually got invited on stage with Lizzo last year to dance, so even though not quite my show I will never forget that amazing experience!!
What was the worst experience on stage?
Years back I used to sing in pubs and would feel quite sad when people would talk load or fall into my equipment. Never a good experience!
Best gig you’ve been to that you weren’t playing?
Imelda may at Liverpool Philharmonic!
Who would you like to duet with?
What goes into your favourite sandwich?
Sausage, tomatoes and ketchup!
What advice would you give someone going into the music industry?
There is no age limit (I’m 37) and be strong and speak up for what you feel is right!
What advise would you give your younger self ?
Believe in yourself more.
Right now, what’s pissing you off the most? (Cant say the virus 🙂
The lack of women being booked for festivals and to support bands!
We recently reviewed your last single. How did you feel the review went?
It was wonderful, my first review too so I was super happy with the feedback!
I hear you have a new single brewing, what can you tell us about it?
Its a collaboration with a signed Manchester band and has some real soulful tones to it!
Whats coming up in 2020?
Hopefully, some paid work again, and more songwriting and collaborating!
Thanks for joining g us today Becki, we look forward to catching you live again one day.