PAUL: Hi Sharon, thanks for joining us for a chat. First things first... Welcome! Tell us a little about yourself, how did your music journey begin and what did you listen to when you were growing up?
SHARON: My music journey began with rock metal and alternative music, I always liked the Cure and the Cult along with Led Zeplin and Pink Floyd. Then I mellowed out and heard a friend playing Kate Bush one day and fell in love with her and she inspired me to start singing and writing while Tori Amos came later and inspired me to learn piano. Ive always liked unique female song writers like Joni Michelle and London Grammar is now a top favourite along with Aurora. I also love bands like Cold Play and Kean and of course Jeff Buckley is amazing too.
PAUL: I must admit to being a Kate Bush fan but I found I didn't start to appreciate it until I was a little older! Your music influence is quite eclectic... Is there a certain style in the way you play or do you just see how things go?
SHARON:Theres no set style apart from I use my own guitar tunings that suit my little fingers and voice. I just write what come out from the heart and it all just comes gushing out
PAUL: You play the Piano and Guitar as well as sing, so you really do put the work in don't you! Are there any other instruments that you play or would like to learn?
SHARON: I would have liked to learn how to play a bit of bass just for recording purposes as I produce all my own music in my home studio and midi bass just doesn't cut it!
PAUL: You must have loads of music heroes/heroinnes but if we had to tie you down to choosing one to perform with, past or present, who would it be?
SHARON: I would love to perform with Frankie goes to Hollywood singing my favourite all time song The Power of love and it would be awesome to perform with Cold Play live..
PAUL: Awesome..I love Coldplay too! So, bearing you music heroes in mind, you can choose 3 more people to have a joint night out with..who would you choose, where would you go and why?
SHARON: I would love a night out with Jimmie Page Kate Bush and Jeff Buckley and I would take them to the Samoritz club in London its a little rock venue I used to go to when I lived in London.
PAUL: You've been really busy this last year. Tell us what you have been up to and what your plans are for the next 12 months..
SHARON: I have to try and get my album finished this year and I will be bringing out a new and better EP. I also have my art exhibitions to be putting on to help pay for my musicians...
PAUL: Well I know you said you were busy but WOW!..You have lots lined up! If you could collaborate with any artist at the moment, who would be your first go-to choice?
SHARON: I guess Cold play would be a good one to club with at the moment...
PAUL: So, when you arent submersed in your own music and production, who do you like to see locally? Do you have a favourite venue?
SHARON: I like to go to a venue called the Spice of Life in Soho London and see new up and coming talent I guess.
PAUL: If we could pick you up and drop you on any stage, anywhere, where would it be?
SHARON: I would love to play at Glastonbury and the Royal Albert hall with a grand piano on stage would be awesome...
PAUL: You've spent quite a bit of time on the music side of things, and we probably already know the answer to this question but is it your dream job or do you se yourself doing something else, or as well as something else in the future?
SHARON: I will always put music first but will carry on painting and creating as an artist its just another form of expression of myself.
PAUL: Well we hope you get the future you are after..before we let you go, is there anything else you would like to share with us?
SHARON: I do have my first EP out called Time and Ive decided to release a second as that one was rushed and Im not completely happy with it.
PAUL: That's great, well good luck and thanks for taking the time to speak to us today.
Frazer Mitchell - Producer, DJ, and Events Coordinator at Antix Music Network