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Get ready, all you city majors and majorettes ; Major

May 24, 2013


BRITISH pop duo Major are sisters Irene and Elsa Major. Irene is a former Miss Cameroon who starred alongside Pierce Brosnan in 007 film Die Another Day, while Elsa is a successful model. Their debut single, Love Me Boy, was written by music producer and Ivor Novello- winning songwriter Pete Kirtley, who has worked with Sugababes, Hear'Say and Kim Wilde. It is out on June 3. See them at Oceana next week.

How did music start for you? Irene: Music has always been in our hearts. My sister and I have been performing for as long as we can remember. Both of us being in the limelight through our fashion, TV, modelling and film work helped us make great connections in the music industry. Elsa: We met Pete Kirtley and producer Sacha Collisson and loved what they had in mind for us. Pete showed us the lyrics for Love Me Boy and we knew straight away that it was the song for us.

Who were you listening to when you were growing up? Elsa: The Supremes to Madonna and Michael Jackson. Irene: The first records we bought were by the Spice Girls and Britney Spears. Madonna and Lady Gaga are big inspirations. They are such strong and creative women and we hope to follow in their footsteps one day.

How would you describe your music? Elsa: Love Me Boy is a catchy pop tune. One of those songs you fall in love with the first time you listen to it.

Irene: It's just what the world needs at the moment. Its fun. Major is all about FUN!

What can we expect at your Nottingham gig? Irene: Expect the unexpected. Major is about two sisters having fun and we like to bring that attitude on stage, everywhere we go. We hope to connect with all the majors and majorettes in Nottingham.

What experiences have you had of Nottingham in the past? Irene: This will be our first time and we cannot wait!

Anything else? Elsa: To all of our fans out there, you have been amazing so far. Thank you. And remember to follow us on Twitter: @MajorMusicHQ. Major appear at Oceana on Wednesday, May 29. For more details go to

Simon Wilson

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