PART 1 - THE 'INTERVIEW'
1 - What was your first musical memory and what pushed you towards perusing a career in the record industry?
"My first musical memory would probably be singing into my granddad's microphone and speakers when I was very young! What pushed me was the feeling of being on stage and having more confidence than I would when I'm off stage as I can be quite reserved and quiet, I tend not to hold back on stage and the real me comes out."
2 - Had you been involved with any other bands prior to becoming a solo artist as Jane James?
"Yes, I played bass for a solo artist called Becca Lancina."
3 - Why did you choose to become a solo artist instead of forming a band?
"I tend to write music better when I'm on my own, I tend to hold back a lot when I'm with other people, when I'm on my own I can fully express myself without worrying about what a band member thinks about it."
4 - How would you describe the sound of Jane James?
"I personally would describe the sound as melancholic, soulful and occasionally smooth."
5 - Who would be your dream collaboration?
"I would love to do a song with either Laura Mvula or Morrissey."
6 - Any new songs in the pipeline?
"I'm currently in the process of writing one, should be done in the next week or so!"
7 - When can fans be expecting a new single, EP or album?
"I can't promise this but maybe mid next year, I am yet to start recording!"
8 - Any live dates coming up?
9 - Who would be in your dream super group?
"Ian Curtis, Johnny Marr, Paul Banks, Graham Coxon, JJ Burnell, Julien Barbagallo and Souxsie Soux."
PART 2 - THE 'QUICKFIRE ROUND'
1 - Favourite Beatle?
2 - Favourite band?
3 - Favourite new band?
4 - Favourite song?
"Mercy, Mercy Me - Marvin Gaye."
5 - Favourite album?
"Meat Is Murder - The Smiths."
6 - Vinyl, CD or download?
7 - Style icon?
8 - Favourite clothing brand?
9 - Favourite film?
10 - Favourite TV show?
11 - Who would play you in a film of your life?
"A young Diana Ross."
12 - Favourite food?
"Leek and potato soup."
13 - Football team?
"I cannot stand football!"
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