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Becca B's Idol Is Pink

May 31, 2013

YellowBrix

'Pink, she's my idol and I love everything about her.'

Becca B was born in Germany but grew up in Nottinghamshire. She has shared the bill with Stacey Solomon and Gareth Gates and her Pink-influenced single You Made Me has just been released. Simon Wilson reports

Where are you from? Both my parents were in the Army and I was born in Germany but we moved to Nottinghamshire when I was little. I currently live in Mansfield.

Which music did you grow up listening to? I used to love listening to the Spice Girls. I'd dance around and sing along like I was part of the group. I always wanted to be like Mel C. Me and my sister shared a bedroom and we used to argue about who was having what on the bedroom wall. My favourite was Nick Carter from Backstreet boys. He was so nice!

What was the first record you ever bought? Spice Girls' Spiceworld.

How did music start for you? Every girl loves to sing and dance about in their bedroom with their hairbrush but as I got older I knew it was what I wanted to do - to entertain.

When my grandma passed away I wrote a song for her that I recorded and had produced. Friends and family said you should write an album and approach labels.

I remember laughing and saying really? But it was from this that I started writing more songs and gigging.

Describe your sound It's rock and pop but it's something different.

Who are your biggest influences? Pink, she's my idol and I love everything about her.

Any claims to fame? I've been on the same bill with Gareth Gates, Stacey Soloman, Kate Read and Aurea Nyle.

What should we expect at one of your gigs? No gig is the same for me so I guess you can expect variety.

Any music for sale? My single You Made Me is released by Bravesoul Records UK and is available on iTunes, Google Play, Amazon and Spotify.

Which other Notts musicians do you rate? Obviously I'm going to mention Jake Bugg, as he's done Nottingham proud and proved that you have to work hard to get where you need to be.

Websites? Facebook: Becca B Official. Twitter: @beccab_official. Website: www.reverbnation.com/beccab Now booking Jamie Cullum The jazz popster follows the Top 20 success of sixth studio album, Momentum, with his first UK tour in three years, which includes a date at the Royal Concert Hall on October 29. 0115 989 5555, trch.co.uk The Australian Pink Floyd Show Set The Controls 2014 Tour will draw heavily on The Dark Side Of The Moon, Wish You Were Here and The Division Bell and comes to the Royal Concert Hall on February 25. Pounds 28.50-Pounds 38.50, trch.co.uk.

Miles Kane His next album, Don't Forget Who You Are, out next week, features co-writes with XTC's Andy Partridge, Paul Weller and producer Ian Broudie. He'll play Rock City on October 3. Pounds 17.50, alt-tickets.co.uk.

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