A. I'm a classically trained pianist. My mum bought a piano for herself, when I was about 8. I started playing by ear and as she could see that I had an interest and some talent, Mum encouraged me to take lessons. I was quite shy but I applied myself and ten years later I passed my grade 8 exam, the highest grade below a diploma.
A. I host the Real Music on Sunday Mornings 9 - 11am. In the first hour, I play tracks from musical theatre and films. My second hour is popular classical music.
A. In February 2014, I had known Adam King and Lamsie, at the station, for about a year and a half. They suggested that I volunteer and so I took a course, "group work & communication skills."
Adam had been quite keen for the station to have a classical show, something a bit different to the other shows on Newport City Radio. So after a bit of training, it just happened.
A. I think the first CD was an S.Club 7 album, years before that in the 90's I had All Saints and Bob The Builder on Casette Tape! *CRINGE*!
A. There's Adam, who also works at Newport City Radio, building and maintaining the website. Then there's our four ferrets Tia, Dodger Fudge & Custard.
A. Theatre and Classical are what I like best, but I enjoy hearing covers of pop songs on real instruments. I'll dance to practically anything! My least favourite genre is Urban
A. I've travelled around South Africa quite a bit with my family: Johannesburg, Cape Town and a quaint village called Sabi. Another amazing place I visited is Las Vegas. The family celebrated Mum's 50th birthday there. The highlight for me was a show called Le Rêve (The Dream) It is a spectacular "Aqua Show", set in a one million gallon water theatre!
A. A good night would involve a few good friends and copious amounts of wine. Of course I love a good night at the theatre too! I'm much more of a stay at home with a bottle of wine person, than a drunken night of clubbing person.
A. In no particular order (but I have seen Wicked 10, soon to be 11 times!!!)
Wicked - Stephen Schwartz
The Rocky Horror Show - Richard O'Brien
Legally Blonde: The Musical - Laurence O'Keefe
Shrek: The Musical - Jeanine Tesori
Avenue Q - Robert Lopez, Jeff Marx
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang - Warfield Productions, Sherman Brothers
Mary Poppins - Disney, Sherman Brothers
9 to 5: The Musical - Dolly Parton
Jerry Springer:The Opera - Richard Thomas, Stewart Lee
The Lion King - Elton John, Tim Rice
A. I would love to play Dr. Frank n Furter in The Rocky Horror Show, or to be the first male Elphaba in Wicked. (A boy can dream, right?) I would be equally pleased to play piano in the pit band for either of these shows.