Tell me about your singing
I’ve been singing for about 3 years and started in front of an audience when I was 15, 4 years ago. Ive practiced and sang with bands but am ow in a duo working In local clubs.
Were your parents musical?
Not really but they do like music.
Peter Reeves writes songs for you about social issues. Is that something you feel strongly about?
Yes I feel very strongly about that situation and he knows that. I wish there was a way the world could come together and help those that really need it. If you have bad leaders nothing will happen. There are a too many of those around.
You are still studying. what subject?
I am studying Mass communication and technology. 3 more years to do.
Tell me about your musical influences
I like jazz but I like most genres. depends on the song. First time I ever heard jazz was in a restaurant with my mum. I like the complexity.
I don’t like 3 chord songs. I prefer music to be interesting. My favorite singers are Corinne Bailey Rae and Avery Wilson but also Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra and Amy Winehouse.
Two singles out now any plans for an album?
You’d have to ask Peter about that. Haha, but if the chance came I’d like to if the material was right. My next single is already written and Peter has done a full on jazz song for me which I love.
I was surprised and kept saying ‘did you write that’. It is so far away from his normal style. But then ‘Please Sir Buy a Garland’ was as well.
What are your hopes for the musical future?
Well I will finish my studies and then see where we are.
Penna is a Recording artist with Lonely Beach Music. Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand
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