Jodie Abacus

London

Wednesday 4th May 2016

Where are you from?
A place called Lewisham in South East London. It’s full of pigeons, squirrels and chicken shops.

Describe your style in three words.
Refreshing. Melodic. Nourishing.

What was the first track you played on repeat?
I remember playing ‘Sweet Freedom’ by Michael McDonald loads of times, but I still mumble the damn words like I don’t know them.

What was your all-time favourite gig?
A Tribe Called Quest at Wireless in 2013.

Which British subculture means the most to you?
Ska, I guess.

How should your music be listened to?
As soon as you wake up in the morning …on the beach or on a boat…..looking at the sun.

What British music icons inspire your sound today?
Elton John & Paul McCartney have a great influence on the way I approach my songs I often wondered, especially with Paul McCartney, what he was talking about in his songs. You really care when you ask yourself "what the heck is he talking about."

If you could share the bill with any British band in history – who would it be?
Queen! When I see the video of them performing at Live Aid, I think “that’s how you have to step up on stage and shut it down!” Mind you…I’d rather go before them thanks.

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