Emily Capell


Wednesday 14th March 2018

Emily Capell

Where are you from?
Harrow, London.

What do you do?
I am a musician.

Describe your style in three words?
Nineteen Fifties Prostitute.

If you could make a record with anyone from history?
I'd like to make a record with The Monkees. I think I'd like to do 'Daydream Believer', although it always makes me cry for some reason... Then I'd demand to be on their TV Show with them, it would be nice too as I'd probably look really tall hanging out with them!

What’s the best gig you’ve ever been to?
The Specials, Brixton Academy, just after Amy Winehouse had passed, they played 'Hey Little Rich Girl' in her memory.

What British music icons inspire your sound today?
T-Rex. 'I Love To Boogie' - everybody should have a song about a dance routine in their set and a little bit of Marc in their heart!

If you could spend an hour with anyone from history?
Easy, Joe Strummer. I'd ask him if he thinks I'm doing this all right, what I should be singing about and how to deal with the fact that Johnny Rotten is still alive doing butter adverts... I'd pick Joe cause he is my hero.

Which British subculture means the most to you?
Mod. It's important to look smart and its a way of life. I don't want to be like anybody else, that's why I'm a mod, see?

If you could share the bill with any British band in history?
The Small Faces, probably just after they had released Tin Solider. How amazing would that be?! I'd also demand to do backing vocals for them during their set, I'd like to share a mic with Stevie, you wouldn't have to move the mic stand cause we'd probably be the same height!

What music did you listen to growing up?
Everything from Johnny Cash to Madchester. I remember my mum and dad painting the living room and playing Sally Cinnamon. I remember standing in the kitchen listening to it and taking the CD upstairs and playing it in my room on repeat!

Emily Capell is a singer/songwriter from North West London and has been affectionately described as the adopted daughter of Jamie T and Billy Bragg.

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