18 year old singer/songwriter, Taylor-Louise from Leamington-Spa talks to Radio Warwickshire about her music and her ambitions.
Taylor-Louise has is a grade 8 music theatre qualified vocalist and a guitarist and has been playing and singing since she was 11 years old and writing since she was 14 and that was when her first extended play (EP) was released.
I asked her when she released her talent, Taylor-Louise tells me: “Songwriting became a release…it just became something I had to do and i still do whenever something sad or happy happens”
Taylor-Louise’s passion for her music has meant she has since been gigging hard all over the country, frequently setting up open mic- nights and gigs and often doing several in one night: “I realised I was gigging more days than there were in a week, and it was tiring me out”.
“I push myself…I don’t see why I should wait until my time comes, I want to do it now and I’m doing what I love.”
Taylor explains how she felt after her first gig at the age of 13: “I was addicted to it I loved being on the stage performing”
Taylor-Louise has taken on Gloucestershire Festival and Godiva Festival as well as the release of her EP as her biggest successes so far. But her most favourite memory during her singing career was helping raise money for the homeless in a “Raise the Roof” project by performing at the age of 15. She feels strongly about helping young people off the streets and wishes to uses her singing and songwriting to inspire and connect with people.
Check out this inspiring interview with Taylor-Louise and her channel below.
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Story by: Gemma Davies @gemmasdavies
Erin Tiger Lilley is a 15 year old singer/songwriter from Oxfordshire.
She has been a musical enthusiast since she was a child, learning to play the piano at the age of seven and singing since the the age of nine, soon putting her mind to writing her own songs.
She tells Radio Warwickshire “I just fell in love with being able to put my emotions and songs on paper”.
Erin recognises social media as a huge part of her fan base in addition to a range of local and further a field gigs, where she has received 49,000 hits on her first YouTube music video ‘Sweet Dreams’, filmed in Leamington Spa, and uses Twitter as an important base too.
Erin hopes over the next few years to to find the genre and artist she wants to be in the future and expand her working relationship with labels and artists.
Erin is already working with 14 Records to film her next music video and she hinted that ideas for contemporary dancers with an inside studio setting will feature. Keep an eye out for this video coming out this year!
Listen to the whole interview here:
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13 years old and already Arisa Joan Page, or AJ as she likes to be called, is standing up for herself and others to help right a wrong-doing. In this case, taking on bullies and letting them know that it’s not acceptable behaviour towards another human being.
On meeting AJ, my first impression is that she is a gentle, sweet girl. It’s hard for me to imagine that anyone would want to bully her. But sure enough, she has had to deal with being bullied. She’s chosen to take a stand.
Listen to the lyrics of her new single and you’ll know that she’s “Not gonna back down” anymore.
I urge you to take a look at her website and blog and see the good work she is doing on behalf of anti-bullying. The single is out on Monday, 15 December and will be available on iTunes and Amazon.
Mark Sephton recently had a book published called Inside Job. It’s a story about his journey to find himself and the trials and challenges he’s had to face to be the person he is today. Along the way, he leaves little nuggets of insight to help readers who may be on a similar journey.
I wanted to find out more about Mark the person, not just Mark the author and mentor. We met at Leif Tearooms and Piano Bar in Leamington Spa for a chat.
Interview by @soulcruzer
Interviewing Liane Kate in Leamington Spa, about the ups and downs of media and whether a cv is the option for the way forward or social networking, let Liane guide you into her advice about this situation.
Did you go to Coundon Court School? Turn 40 between September 2013 and August 2014? Free on the evening of Friday 25th April 2014 for a Class of 1990 Reunion?
It’s been decided to try and get as many of the Coundon Court Class of 1990 together as possible on the evening of Friday 25th April at The Royal Oak, Earlsdon Street, Earlsdon.
It’s been discussed a few times with other former students Paul Froggett and Emma Kendrick, but never took off.
However, following a recent chance meeting with a very good friend of mine at school, Mark Doody I made a quick post on Facebook and ended up with over two hundred comments being posted talking about our time at school and a reunion was mentioned again, so I decided to take the bull by the horns and set a date and see how it went.
It went, quite frankly, crazy! A Facebook page was set up and load of conversation, banter and photos have followed.
For more information see –
We speak to Daniel Browne co-ordinator of Push Projects – Warwick. Find out more about the charity at http://www.pushprojects.moonfruit.com @pushprojects
At party in the park – Kenilworth interview back stage before playing to the crowd.
Midlands based festival travel specialist launch a festival band competition that’s final will be held at the Assembly on the 25th April send your mp3s/music links to firstname.lastname@example.org closing date is 23rd March. http://www.eufest.com