30 seconds with... Bianca Gerald

With a combined figure of over 200,000 YouTube plays and rising, singer songwriter Bianca Gerald is no stranger to the music scene.

Anita Awbi
  • By Anita Awbi
  • 11 Jan 2012
  • min read
With a combined figure of over 200,000 YouTube plays and rising, singer songwriter Bianca Gerald is no stranger to the music scene.With underground hits such as Come On Over & In Your Eyes, both produced by Baseline's leading producer TS7, Bianca is on a a very clear musical mission. Bianca's songs have been played on shows such as BBC Radio 1, BBC 1Xtra and Kiss FM, and she's been championed by influential DJs such as Ras Kwame, DJ Q & DJ EZ.

How long have you been making music?

Music has always been a huge part of my life - from swinging on the swings wailing the lyrics to Kylie's I Should Be So Lucky at nursery to performing at the renowned Knotting Hill Carnival. I have been making music for as long as I can remember - it all started with writing poetry as a child, I developed and started writing songs in my teens.

What inspired your latest single/EP/album?

My latest single is called Liquorice Allsorts and I am gearing up for a release and video in 2012. The reason I wrote the song is because I
wanted to be able to introduce myself during gigs without talking - the song says so much about me in the sense that I am diverse as a singer, song writer, performer, artists and with the hook line 'I got all sorts, liquorice allsorts' I think I was able to capture that.

I like to write music based on my life and on real life - it can be something i have gone through or something I have observed. So the process is usually experience and then capturing the essence of that experience in lyrics and melody, once have that I will jam with some musicians and cook up some ideas then head to the studio. I like to keep it organic.

How would you describe your sound?
Young, fun, fresh and individual. With an acoustic, soul and pop vibe.

What would your dream collaboration be?
Right now I am really into Moby, I just bought his Play album and I'm getting into it - I absolutely love his song Natural Blues and working with him on a song like that would be amaze!

Where can we catch you performing next?
Hopefully at the next PRS for Music Almost Famous in 2012 - other than that at the Leeds Finest Showcase' on 3 February at Seven Arts in Leeds.

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